Mx (title)

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Mx, usually pronounced Mix or Mux (similar to Ms),[1] is an English-language honorific for use alongside Mr, Ms, etc. that does not indicate gender. It is often the only option for nonbinary people, as well as those who do not wish to reveal their gender. It is a gender-neutral title that is now widely accepted by government and many businesses in the United Kingdom.[2]


It has existed since at least 1977.[3]


In 2013 Brighton and Hove City Council in Sussex, England, voted to allow its use on council forms,[4] and in 2014 the Royal Bank of Scotland included the title as an option.[5] In 2015, recognition spread more broadly across UK institutions, including the Royal Mail, government agencies responsible for documents such as passports and driving licences, most major banks and several other companies.[6]

The title is now accepted by the Department for Work and Pensions, HM Revenue and Customs, the National Health Service and many councils, universities and utility retailers in the United Kingdom.[citation needed]

In 2015, it was included in the Oxford English Dictionary.[7]

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  1. ^ "On the pronunciation of Mx". Spacious Perspicacious. 27 Nov 2014. Retrieved 22 May 2015. 
  2. ^ "The Growing Use of Mx as a Gender-inclusive Title in the UK" (PDF). UKtrans.into. 20 August 2013. Retrieved 22 Nov 2014. 
  3. ^ "Now pick Mr, Mrs, Miss, Ms . . . or Mx for no specific gender". The Sunday Times. 3 May 2015. Retrieved 4 May 2015. 
  4. ^ "Mx (Mixter) title adopted in Brighton for transgender people". BBC News. 10 May 2013. Retrieved 13 February 2014. 
  5. ^ Saner, Emine (17 November 2014). "RBS: the bank that likes to say Mx". The Guardian. Retrieved 26 January 2015. 
  6. ^ "Mr, Mrs, Miss... and Mx: Transgender people will be able to use new title on official documents". Daily Mail. 4 May 2015. Retrieved 5 May 2015. 
  7. ^ "Mx". Oxford dictionaries. Retrieved 31 August 2015.