Issues-groveling apology, saying, ‘Train Managers should not be using language like this’ after ‘non-binary’ passenger took offense
By Steve Watson | 14 May 2021
SUMMIT NEWS – A government-run British train company has issued an apology after one of its conductors used the phrase ‘ladies and gentlemen, boys and girls’ during an announcement, causing a passenger identifying as ‘non-binary’ to take offence and make a complaint.
The passenger, who happens to be a ‘LGBT rep’ for the Rail, Maritime and Transport Union, immediately took to Twitter to whine about the ‘incident’.
The company, London North Eastern Railway, immediately apologized and said “Train Managers should not be using language like this.” […]
A train company has apologised following a complaint from a non-binary passenger after the conductor greeted customers by saying "good afternoon ladies and gentlemen, boys and girls." pic.twitter.com/E1kmtmMh56
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