University ends use of Mr, Ms and Mrs

A university in South Africa will not use titles like Mr‚ Ms or Mrs with students. It wants to support transgender people. A statement read: "It is [upsetting] for a person who‚ for example‚ was…female at birth but identifies as male to be…addressed by [another] title." Transgender people are choosing the gender-neutral title "Mx".

The university said it, "opposes all…discrimination on the basis of gender identity". An official said: "We want people in our university community to feel safe." A law professor said it was, "the most wonderful moment for true equality [and] a triumph for an understanding of the diversity of gender identity."