Sexless passports for trans* Canadians under review
Current requirements for Canadian passports require transgender people to provide medical proof of having undergone sex reassignment surgery in order to change the sex on their passport. Those who are still in transition have the option of obtaining a temporary, two-year passport with their correct gender. This policy leaves pre-op, non-op, and non-binary folks with at best, the wrong gender on their passport and at worst, the risk of being banned from their flight.
Good news, everyone! Like Australia, Canada may begin offering a three gender options when applying for passports, marked by “F”, “M”, or “X”. While details are unknown, a spokesperson from Passport Canada confirmed that “the policy regarding transgender people is still under review.”