Gender

Head shot of Yassmin Gramian, PennDOT's secretary.
PennDOT

Pennsylvania is now offering driver licenses and identification cards with a gender-neutral designation for people who don’t identify as either male or female. 

The state Department of Transportation said Thursday that motorists and those needing a state-issued ID card can choose “X″ as a third option in addition to male and female.

 

PennDOT Secretary Yassmin Gramian said having an accurate identification card is critical.

 

Shidan Majidi directed and co-produced the documentary “Me, the ‘Other,’” which has won numerous awards. The film addresses issues of hatred and prejudice, telling the stories of twelve individuals from diverse backgrounds attending colleges and universities in Michigan.

We talked with Majidi about his documentary, how to overcome prejudice and what it means to be the “other.”