Civil Service tells staff there are ‘more than 100 genders’

The Civil Service is promoting radical gender ideology to its staff, including telling them there are over 100 gender identities.

In an investigation, The Daily Telegraph spoke to a number of anonymous Whitehall whistleblowers, who outlined the extent to which language is being policed across the Civil Service.

Documents from multiple Government departments reveal an intolerance of those who uphold the reality of biological sex.

No limit

One official told the Telegraph: “My colleagues and I were informed by HR that there are over 100 recognised gender identities in the Civil Service as staff are permitted to self-identify their gender without any medical input and regardless of biological sex.

“This came as quite a surprise to me as I’d always thought there was only two biological sex [sic].”

Among the ‘genders’ recognised by Civil Service groups are transgender, non-binary, gender fluid, cross-dresser, third gender, omnigender, pangender, two spirit, demigender and gender outlaw.

A source said: “There is no list of genders that departments are required to recognise. Whilst there is not an infinite number of genders there is no number limit on how many gender identities are recognised.”

Time wasting

An official at the Department for International Trade (DIT) revealed they had been told as part of their appraisal that they should spend 20 per cent of their time engaging with “corporate identity networks” to build inclusivity.

They were told around two hours should be spent in a ‘non-binary network’, and it was also recommended they attend a “gender non-conforming book club” and celebrate “Non-Binary Awareness Week”.

The official told the Telegraph: “I was hired to do trade policy and yet the taxpayer pays me to waste 20 per cent of my corporate work time”.

Disciplinary action

Civil Service guidelines instruct employees to use gender-neutral terms such as ‘ze’ and ‘zir’ for non-binary employees – those who claim to be neither male nor female.

It also says civil servants may have a “flexible” gender expression “that differs from day to day”, meaning staff can change their identity at work without any formal process.

Members of the DIT were told to replace ‘mother and father’ with ‘parents’, ‘his’ or ‘her’ with ‘their’, and ‘ladies and gentlemen’ with ‘everyone’, so as to avoid causing offence.

The Department for Health and Social Care said that those people who deliberately refer to a transgender or non-binary person according to their biological sex could face disciplinary action.


Earlier this month, The Times revealed that a voluntary course for civil servants claims it is not possible to define what a woman is, and that the dictionary definition – “adult human female” – is bigoted and “transphobic”.

In the video, the instructor claims biological sex is randomly ‘assigned at birth’, while gender is innate.

They also said using the term ‘transgenderism’ is akin to anti-Semitism, while writing ‘transwoman’ as one word instead of ‘trans woman’ as two is similar to racism.

A civil servant who attended the seminar said: “I thought it was propaganda. It’s the promotion of one view — how to think about gender and gender identity — which is not supported by legislation or common sense.”

Also see:

Civil servants received ‘ideological and unscientific’ trans training

‘Stonewall’s fingerprints’ found all over Scots civil service recruitment process

NI Civil Service: ‘Use trans pronouns or face the sack’

‘Flood’ of public bodies exit Stonewall scheme

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