Canada introduces “X” option for passports (Canada)

The Government of Canada recently announced that it will allow “individuals to add an observation to their passport stating their sex should be identified as ‘X,’ indicating that it is unspecified.”

Beginning August 31, individuals may acquire passports and “other documents issued by Immigration, Refugees and Citizenship Canada (IRCC)” that “better reflect their gender identity.”  This policy is intended to “support LGBTQ2 rights and advance the Government’s agenda on gender equality, diversity and inclusion” and to “make it easier for people who do not identify as female (‘F’) or male (‘M’) to acquire passports and other government-issued documents.”

Minister Hussen announces major step forward in gender equality by making changes to passports and immigration documents — canada.ca

Canada introduces third ‘unspecified’ gender for passports — The Hill