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HISTORY /// First U.S. Passport printed with an ‘X’ as the Gender Marker

When neither F nor M fit for Dana Zzyym they took it to the Federal Courts, and won the right to not disclose.

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February 21st, 2019

Judge R. Brooke Jackson of the United States District Court of Colorado rules in favor of an ‘X’ as the gender marker on the passport of non-binary and intersex individual, Dana Zzyym.

The ‘X’ may cause some issues during travel until the boarders are more familiar with the marker, but prior to this decision Dana was unable to travel, period. Saying that choosing an M or an F caused them discomfort, even pain.

We’re happy for Dana, and look forward to more instances where gender identity and our bodies are not barriers to a full life.

Jason Robert Ballard
Jason is the Founder of FTM Magazine. 31 years old, from NY but currently residing in PA. He named himself after the red Power Ranger. Does the graphics, website, scheduling, events, and social media work here.

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