UK Tube Station Drops ‘Divisive’ Ladies and Gentlemen Announcements

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LONDON (The Christian Institute) — London Underground announcements will now be in “gender-neutral” language, after a change in policy.

Transport for London (TfL) has informed its workers to begin announcements with “hello everyone” instead of ‘ladies and gentlemen” to ensure Tube stations are “fully inclusive.”

Homosexual lobby group Stonewall celebrated the news, claiming that language is “extremely important to the lesbian, gay, bi and trans community.”

Before the change was announced, Sadiq Khan, the Mayor of London, said he was “keen” that TfL speak “in a more neutral way when referring to gender.”

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