WASHINGTON, DC - March 31, 2022 - Today, on Transgender Day of Visibility, the Biden-Harris administration announced
several actions to address barriers that prevent transgender people from accessing critical government services, support the mental health of transgender children, and improve the visibility of transgender people in federally collected data. Notably, one of the actions announced today is that, on April 11, 2022, the U.S. Department of State
will update passport applications to include an option for an "X" gender marker. In October of last year, as a result of Lambda Legal's groundbreaking Zzyym v. Blinkin
lawsuit, Dana Zzyym, an intersex and nonbinary U.S. Navy veteran, secured an accurate passport from the U.S. Department of State that did not force them to identify as male or female and became the first U.S. citizen
to receive an official U.S. passport with an "X" sex/gender marker. That option will finally be available to all intersex, transgender, nonbinary, and gender-nonconforming U.S. citizens.