London Tube ditches ‘ladies and gentlemen’ greetings in the name of gender inclusion


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“Ladies and gentlemen…”

If you frequent public transit, you’re probably used to hearing this booming, gendered greeting over loudspeakers. But London Tube travelers are starting to hear a new greeting that hopes to welcome transgender, nonbinary, and gender-nonconforming commuters.

The familiar phrase “ladies and gentlemen” is being removed from announcements on the London’s Underground’s service in favor of a more gender-inclusive greeting.

Tube staff will now use greetings like, “Good morning, everyone,” to preface announcements. All pre-recorded announcements will also be updated to feature gender-inclusive language.  Read more…

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