Philadelphia Transit Agrees To End Anti-Trans Gender Markers

Since the 1980’s, the Southeastern Pennsylvania Transit Authority (SEPTA) has required gender stickers on monthly transit passes to prevent spouses from sharing them, but this has created a problem for many transgender people, whose gender identity might not match how the state legally defines them. A group called Riders Against Gender Exclusion (RAGE) has lobbied since 2009 to change the policy and has finally reached an agreement with SEPTA to expedite removing the stickers in the coming years in advance of a new fare system that has been slow to implement. The sooner trans individuals can ride the train without having to out themselves, the better.