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 pronouns. I am requesting that you respect this civil right.
eh-double-you. 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, e.g. by Chaucer and Shakespeare. If you feel unsure about what verbs to use with the singular
they, just use whatever verbs you would use with the singular
A.W. couldn't be here today because they just got the flu and they 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!
|1st person singular||I||me||my||myself|
|1st person plural||we||us||our||ourselves|
|2nd person singular||you||you||your||yourself|
|2nd person plural||you||you||your||yourselves|
|3rd person singular||they||them||their||themself|
|3rd person plural||they||them||their||themselves|
Dr.. Another gender neutral option is
mix, which is more commonly used in the UK than in North America.