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2018[edit source]

  • In January, Washington state began to allow "X" gender markers on official documents[1], with the law stating that
« "X" means a gender that is not exclusively male or female, including, but not limited to, intersex, agender, amalgagender, androgynous, bigender, demigender, female-to-male, genderfluid, genderqueer, male-to-female, neutrois, nonbinary, pangender, third sex, transgender, transsexual, Two Spirit, and unspecified.[2] »
  • In July, well-known creator Rebecca Sugar came out as a nonbinary woman.
  • In September, Merriam-Webster Dictionary added the gender-inclusive term "Latinx".[3]
  • In October, the first International Pronouns Day took place with participation in 25 countries.
  • In October, New York City passed a law (taking effect January 1, 2019) allowing "X" gender markers on birth certificates, and allows the marker to be changed without medical documentation.[4]
  • In October, the Netherlands issued its first-ever passport with "X" gender designation. This was done for 57-year-old Leonne Zeegers.[5]
  • Washington, D.C. public schools began to offer "nonbinary" as a gender option on school enrollment forms.[6]
  1. Jackman, Josh (5 January 2018). "Washington to recognise third gender in groundbreaking move". PinkNews. Retrieved 14 May 2020.
  2. "WAC 246-490-075: Changing sex designation on a birth certificate". Washington State Legislature. Retrieved 14 May 2020.
  3. Brammer, John Paul (7 September 2018). "The Gender-Neutral Term 'Latinx' Is Now Officially in the Dictionary". them. Retrieved 21 June 2020.
  4. O'Hara, Mary Emily (10 October 2018). "New York City Just Passed a Gender-Neutral Birth Certificate Law". them. Retrieved 21 June 2020.
  5. "First Dutch gender-neutral passport issued". BBC News. 19 October 2018. Retrieved 1 October 2020.
  6. De La Cruz, Donna (November 19, 2018). "Some Schools Allow Children to Register With a Gender Option Besides Girl or Boy". nytimes.com. Retrieved November 12, 2020.