Hi. I am a nonbinary transgender person. Under section 7.4 of the Ontario Human Rights Code policy on preventing discrimination because of gender identity and gender expression, I have the right to be known by my self-identified name and my proper personal pronoun. I am requesting that you respect this civil right.
eh-dubya. Please use this in all situations that do not require my full legal name.
they/them/their/themself. The singular
theyis not a neologism: according to the Oxford English Dictionary, it has been in use since 1375. Chaucer and Shakespeare used it. If you feel confused about whether to use the singular or plural form of verbs, just go with whatever sounds the least clumsy. Examples:-
A.W. couldn't be here today because they just got the flu and don't want to spread it.
I invited A.W. to the party too -- I'm looking forward to seeing them there!
Is A.W. still stuck working at their office? Hope they can get themself home soon!
Dr.. Another gender neutral option is
Mx., which is more commonly used in the UK than in North America.