Canada is adding a third gender option to its passports

People who identify as neither male or female will be represented

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Canada has added a new gender category for their passports.

The new documents let travellers choose from male, female or 'x', so that people who identify as neither male or female can be represented.

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The decision is part of Canada's move towards inclusivity.

Hon. Ahmed Hussen, Minister of Immigration, said: "We are taking an important step towards advancing equality for all Canadians regardless of gender identity of expression."

In 2016 the government appointed a special advisor for LGBT+ issues and earlier this year they also passed special protections against LGBT+ discrimination.

Canada isn't the only country with a third gender category on their passports, at least eight other nations five people the option - including Germany, India and Pakistan.

A discrimination suit was filed against the US State Department demanding a gender neutral option on passports.

Meanwhile certain US states are standing up for progress - Washington DC and Oregon have introduced gender neutral identifiers on driver's licenses.

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