It comes as Joe Biden vows to reverse Donald Trump’s ban on transgender people serving in the US military (Picture: REX/White House)
The White House website was updated to allow users to choose their pronouns as Joe Biden was sworn in as US President.
A new contact form allows people to select from she/her, he/him, they/them, other, or prefer not to share. Those who select ‘other’ have the option to write what pronouns they use.
Users are also invited to select which prefix they want: Mr, Ms, Mrs, Dr, Mx, other, or none.
A ‘White House priorities’ page on the site now lists the coronavirus pandemic, climate, racial equality, economy, health care, immigration, and restoring America’s global standing as key issues.
The website can also now be translated into Spanish with the click of a button – a nod to the 41 million native Spanish speakers who live in the US.
While campaigning as Democratic presidential candidate, Biden promised to champion the LGBT community should he win the election.
Last night, he signed an executive order preventing workplace discrimination due to sexual orientation or gender identity.
He also vowed to reverse Donald Trump’s ban on transgender people serving in the US military ‘in the coming days and weeks’.
The new contact form allows people to select from she/her, he/him, they/them, other, or prefer not to share (Picture: White House)
U.S. President Joe Biden signs executive orders in the Oval Office of the White House in Washington, after his inauguration (Picture: REUTERS)
In December, Biden nominated former Indiana mayor Pete Buttigieg to lead the Department of Transportation, making him America’s first openly-gay Cabinet member, if confirmed by the Senate.
On Tuesday, he made history again by picking transgender doctor Rachel Levine to serve as assistant secretary of health.
The President has acknowledged the medic is a ‘historic’ pick but said she was a ‘deeply qualified choice to help lead our administration’s health efforts.’
He added: ‘Dr Rachel Levine will bring the steady leadership and essential expertise we need to get people through this pandemic — no matter their zip code, race, religion, sexual orientation, gender identity, or disability — and meet the public health needs of our country in this critical moment and beyond.’
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