Re: [VCARDDAV] Registration request for a new GENDER value "X" to indicate nonbinary

Bron Gondwana <> Thu, 06 January 2022 21:08 UTC

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Date: Fri, 07 Jan 2022 08:08:29 +1100
From: "Bron Gondwana" <>
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Subject: Re: [VCARDDAV] Registration request for a new GENDER value "X" to indicate nonbinary
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Hi Emily,

There's discussion about exactly this happening over in the JMAP working group for how we handle gender and pronouns in the JSContact format.

Meanwhile, we're currently planning to re-charter the CALEXT working group to bring VCARD work into scope, since there isn't currently a working group for maintaining VCARD.  The plan is to move JSContact there so there's a single place.  Aligning this update to VCARD with the JSContact work so that it's easy to translate between the two would be ideal.

You're very welcome to join the discussion on the JMAP mailing list in the meanwhile - most recently this thread:

We'll keep working on JSContact in the JMAP working group until the charter change for CALEXT is done.


Bron (a working group co-chair for both those two working groups)

On Fri, Jan 7, 2022, at 07:27, Emily Love Mills (she/her) wrote:
> Hi! Please find below my registration request for a new GENDER value "X" to indicate nonbinary.
> Value:  X
> Purpose:  Indicates that the entity the vCard represents has a nonbinary sex designation.
> Conformance:  This value can be used with the sex component of the value on the "GENDER" property.
> Example(s):
> GENDER:X;Nonbinary
> Emily Love Mills (she/her)
> _______________________________________________
> VCARDDAV mailing list

  Bron Gondwana, CEO, Fastmail Pty Ltd