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WH Requests Gender ‘Pronoun’ and ‘Prefix’ Preferences on Contact Form

By Craig Bannister | January 20, 2021 | 5:28pm EST
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The Biden Administration’s White House website contact form (https://www.whitehouse.gov/contact/) allows people writing to choose their “pronouns” and affords them the option of designating a gender-neutral prefix when identifying themselves.

The contact form asks the person writing to select from the following list of pronouns:

  • She/her
  • He/him
  • They/them
  • Other
  • Prefer not to share

 

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In addition to the typical “prefix” designations, the White House contact form also provides those submitting questions and comments the option to identify as “Mx.” – a gender-neutral prefix used to identify as a person who doesn’t identify with any particular prefix. It is also used by someone who wishes to keep a chosen gender secret. though “None” is also an option provided by WhiteHouse.gov.

A catch-all choice of “Other” is provided, but the writer is asked to specify what that is:

  • Mr.
  • Ms.
  • Mrs.
  • Dr.
  • Mx.
  • Other (please specify)
  • None
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This week Biden nominated transgender Dr. Rachel Levine — the former Dr. Richard Levine — as an assistant secretary of the Department of Health and Human Services. If confirmed, Levin would “become the first openly transgender federal official to be confirmed by the U.S. Senate," Biden said in a statement.

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