"Applications from women are expressly welcome and will be given priority in accordance with the State Equal Opportunities Act. Severely disabled applicants and applicants, who have the legal status of being equivalent to being severely disabled, will be given special consideration if they have the same qualifications, suitability and qualifications. We are happy to receive applications from members of our volunteer fire department."
I am not with their fire department (not living in that township; the job is not with the fire department, they just encourage to be a volunteer firefighter), I am severely disabled (which gets the employer a reimbursement of 75% of his costs), I am no woman but neither a man, thus hiring me would rise the diversity there while not rising their ratio of women. The employment is in the German civil service. What would be (dis-)advantages/is it common practice to state your sex in the application?
Notes: This is not about whether to tell them at all: if they hire me, they will get it for example from my insurance number - in case they really accomplish to not notice it before. And this is not about gender but about sex (maybe about sex and gender).
My name is on my certificates/testimonials, they would guess a wrong sex from it, and even if it would be neutral, this would mean that it could be given to any sex, not only to divers. (At least I am not aware of any divers-only names in the used language, but several neutral ones.)
The State Equal Opportunities Act (yet) only treats men and women.