New Zealand Allows Trans Travelers To Identify Gender As ‘X’

Without much fanfare, New Zealand has followed Australia’s lead in allowing trans citizens to identify the gender on their passports as “X” instead of just “M” or “F.” This change helps protect travelers whose gender presentation might not match their legally identified gender, sparing them humiliating questions or suspicions of deception. ThinkProgress originally highlighted this policy as an effective model, but Britain’s policy of removing sex identification from all passports is even better.