On its first day in office, the Biden administration is now allowing visitors of the White House website to choose their pronouns while offering gender neutral options.
The change came hours after Joe Biden was sworn in as the 46th President of the United States of America,
The contact form for the White House now allows individuals to select their pronouns from she/her, he/her, he/him, they/them, other, or prefer not to share.
Those who select “other” are able to write in their preferred pronouns.
The choices for prefix have also been modified, now allowing individuals to choose from Mx, other, or none, alongside the previously offered Mr, Ms, Mrs and Dr.
The change was first noticed by the Gay and Lesbian Alliance Against Defamation (GLAAD), which tweeted: “The @WhiteHouse website contact form now asks for your pronouns.”
— GLAAD (@glaad) January 20, 2021
Twitter users praised the change, with @GoodTransNews tweeting: “A small but meaningful change on day one as the White House website now asks for your pronouns!”
User @lgbtqstemberlin wrote: “It’s getting better!” while @barilleon tweeted: “Today, I can select the title ‘Mx’ and they/them pronouns on the White House contact page. I know it’s not much, but it’s a start.”
The option allowing individuals to choose their pronouns was added just days after President Biden nominated Dr Rachel Levine to serve as the assistant secretary for health at the US Department of Health and Human Services. If she is confirmed to the role, Dr Levine will become the first openly transgender official confirmed to a position by the US Senate.