An airline announced it will no longer require “gendered” uniforms and is handing out pronoun badges to crew members and customers.
Virgin Atlantic, which dubs itself the “most inclusive airline in the world,” announced it will conduct mandatory training for all its workers “to ensure all our customers feel welcome despite barriers to LGBTQ+ equality.”
The UK-based airline wants its staff, whether its men wearing skirts or women wearing suits, to “express their true identity.”
Jamie Forsstroem, a crew member, celebrated the new policy.
“As a non-binary person, it allows me to be myself at work and have the choice in what uniform I wear,” Forsstroem said.
Tyreece Nye, a non-binary TikTok star who appears in the campaign, said the policy “allows everyone to have a seat at the table. It’s not taking away from anyone, it’s just allowing everyone from the community to just have a voice.”
Customers will be able to fly with gender-neutral passports and be addressed as “Mx” now.
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Virgin Atlantic allowed its staff to display tattoos in May, the Telegraph reports.