The White House lit with the Pride flag. (Getty Images/Molly Riley)
For the first time in history, the White House website is asking visitors for their pronouns and offering gender-neutral options to choose from.
The simple yet monumentally meaningful detail was noticed by the LGBT+ advocacy group GLAAD, which happily shared an image of the White House contact page on Twitter.
— GLAAD (@glaad) January 20, 2021
Those contacting the White House can now select from a range of pronoun options or alternately indicate that they’d rather not share their pronouns if they wish.
They can also choose the gender-neutral prefix “Mx”, which is listed alongside “Mr,” “Mrs” and “Ms”.
The simple act spoke magnitudes after Trump’s sustained attacks on the LGBT+ community over the past four years, and Twitter users were delighted to see it.
Welcome back America.
— Chris 🤍💛💙 (@Chris_CD2010) January 20, 2021
It’s the little things that can be so huge. Attention to details.
— Christine Warren BSN, RN (@loverofliberals) January 20, 2021
Doing the things you can do as soon as you can do them as fast as you can do to show clearly that everyone has a place? Or at least a better attempt at it than we’ve seen so far? This step, the accessibility options for the inauguration… That is meaningful.
— Darci – Accountability is a way to Unity (@AceCatLady) January 20, 2021
This is really nice to see. It’s all a breath of fresh air.
— Erin, wishing for snow (@ErinInTheMorn) January 20, 2021
As a straight Hispanic male this makes me so so so happy…representation matters! For everyone to have a voice matters no matter how you identify! We are all human and human kindness starts to be restored today!!
— Carlos SantanaSierra (@CarlosSanSierra) January 20, 2021
this is the America I want to live in
— UXA (@johnvsc) January 20, 2021
The Biden/Harris IT team is putting in WERK right now.
— Kristian (@kristianologist) January 20, 2021