Popular movie statistics web platform, IMBd, has updated its policy to reflect the current, more inclusive social climate, and now allows actors to remove the mandatory inclusion of their birth names.
The policy update is available to actors whose "birth name is not broadly publicly known and the person no longer voluntarily uses their birth name." Actors featured on IMDb's database can now request the removal of their birth name from the site, which will be approved by a customer support staff member before being withdrawn.
The new, inclusive policy update is a major step for the LGBTQ+ community who view their "deadname" -- a term used for the birth name of someone who has changed it -- discriminatory, hateful, and a painful violation of privacy. The LGBTQ+-friendly update will surely go along way to increase consumer's loyalty to the platform.