Firefighters urged to “embrace diversity” and use gender-neutral language during emergency callouts

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Toby Young, director of the Free Speech Union, said: “According to the most recent UK census, only 0.26 per cent of the population of England and Wales identify as trans or non-binary. Why, then, is Kent Fire and Rescue insisting firefighters address members of the public as ‘they’ or ‘them’? How is it ‘inclusive’ to pander to 0.26 per cent of the population by using language that will confuse 99.74 per cent?”

Connor Stringer, Daily Mail, 29th August 2023.