“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…