Traveling While Trans: Does “X” Mark the Spot?

The author’s passport photo (from 2014) and the cover of a United States passport, superimposed over the blue, pink, and white stripes of the transgender pride flag.

Last week, the United States began offering a third gender option, “X”, on passport applications. This update was announced by the Department of Homeland Security on the Trans Day of Visibility, March 31, as one of a number of planned changes to make air travel…

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