President Joe Biden’s administration updated the Contact page of whitehouse.gov to include a Pronouns pulldown with the selections: she/her, he/him, they/them, Other and Prefer not to share.
According to the official LGBT organization GLAAD website, “it is increasingly common for people who have a non-binary gender identity and/or gender expression to use they/them as their pronoun.“
In addition the White House contact form also provides those submitting questions and comments the option to identify as “Mx.” – a gender-neutral prefix which the person would use to identify as someone who doesn’t identify with any particular prefix. It is also used by someone who wishes to keep a chosen gender secret
Joe Biden also nominated transgender Dr. Rachel Levine who is the former Dr. Richard Levine an assistant secretary of the Department of Health and Human Services. If confirmed, Levin would “become the first openly transgender federal official to be confirmed by the U.S. Senate,” Biden stated in a statement.
We must remember that even though diversity is important, we must still pick qualified candidates. We should not pick people due to the color of their skin, pronouns, sexual orientation or gender identity. But based off of their qualifications. Most importantly how well they can complete their task and who will get the job done better.
Through former President Donald Trump, the White House website’s Contact page included a form with the selections: Topic, Prefix, First Name, Middle Name, Last Name, Suffix, Email, Phone Number, Address, and a comment space.
The whole website can now be easily translated into Spanish, which wasn’t available before.The site was also designed to be more accessible with large font size options in compliance with Web Content Accessibility Guidelines.
President Joe Biden also signed an Executive Order which led to the removal of a webpage for a report from President Donald Trump’s 1776 Commission.