The Department of transport for London (TfL) introduced a new rule: from now on, the employees of this structure is necessary to appeal to the passengers not familiar with the formula «ladies and gentlemen», and call them «gender neutral» with the word «everyone» (everyone).
About this development says Thursday, July 13, the news service of the BBC.
Guide TfL claims that by using this measure, which was approved and supported by the mayor of the British capital, Sadiq Khan, and the LGBT community, it will help the citizens of the capital feel welcome in public transport.
In the framework of this innovation will be edited voice recordings, which the passengers can hear in the subways and buses of London. Khan commented on this step, Recalling that the British capital is «diverse, multicultural» town, and not all citizens are comfortable when they are divided by gender.
However, if someone from the staff will call the passengers the old fashioned way, ladies and gentlemen, this is not regarded as an offense – he just remind you of the new order, said the mayor.
Representatives of the LGBT group Stonewall said that gays and lesbians are «extremely sensitive» to language, and a new case will give them a «sense of involvement».