Lyft to add gender-neutral pronouns


People who book car rides through the app will be able to select he/him, she/her or they/them pronouns on the app going forward. It will also be possible not to reveal their gender identity and preferred pronouns if they don’t want to. Drivers who use the app will not be able to share their preferred pronouns with riders,, but there will be benefits for them too. As a part of its Pride 2019 plans, Lyft has partnered with the National Center for Transgender Equality (NCTE) to offer advice for the drivers who want to legally change their names and it will even be supported financially. The company said that it was introducing gender neutral pronouns as offering just two genders is “too few.” Lyft said that people should no longer have to define their gender by selecting one of two boxes, and called the process “outdated, wrong and hurtful.” Monica Poindexter, Head of Inclusion and Diversity at Lyft, said one of the company’s core values is to respect and accep0t all the individuals the way they are.


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