This possibility will be available from January 2022, he said, reaffirming the commitment of U.S. diplomacy to “promote the freedom, dignity and equality of all people. At least 11 other countries, including Canada, Germany and Argentina, but also India or Pakistan, offer the choice “X” or “other” in their passports, according to the London-based international organization Employers Network for Equality and Inclusion.
On Wednesday, the first such passport was issued by the US administration.
A Democrat, Joe Biden has made it a priority to defend the rights of sexual minorities around the world, more than any other U.S. president before him and in a break with his predecessor Donald Trump. When he was Secretary of State for the Republican billionaire, Mike Pompeo had notably forbidden American embassies to display the rainbow flag, symbol of the LGBTQ community.