Passengers On The London Tube Will Now Be Welcomed With This Gender Inclusive Greeting

"We want everyone to feel welcome on our transport network."

For some, greetings like "ladies and gentlemen," "ma'am," and "sir," might seem polite, but for those those who are gender fluid, they can be a challenge. Some non-binary people do not identify with either label, or they perhaps identify with both, which results in them feeling confused and alienated. 

In an effort to make everyone feel more welcome, signs, ads, and greetings are starting to be updated so they can appeal to all. The latest greeting to get a more gender inclusive update is the London Tube.


Transport for London is doing away with its "ladies and gentlemen…" announcement in favor of "Good morning, everyone."

Previous Tube announcement guidelines stipulated that "ladies and gentlemen" was to be used on all PA announcements with the exceptions of "Mind the gap" and "Stand clear of the doors."

Now, all of the pre-recorded messages will be updated to do away with referencing specific genders.

CNN reports that London Mayor Sadiq Khan supported the proposed change during the Mayor's Question Time in June 2017.

Mark Evers, director of customer strategy for TfL, said in a statement the aim of the update is to make all passengers feel like they belong. "We want everyone to feel welcome on our transport network. We have reviewed the language that we use in announcements and elsewhere and will make sure that it is fully inclusive, reflecting the great diversity of London," he said.

In another inclusive move, Transport for London recently showed its support for Pride Month 2017 with the tube and bus stops being given rainbow makeovers. Tube stops also featured banners with inclusive messages such as the #LoveisLove.

(H/T: Mashable)


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