I clapped you up to a thousand. This is so resonant.

I'm a gay man who has a whopping big issue with the current "trans" ID; it so happens I've dated several transsexual men and known many more. All had qualified for gender reassignment surgery and were preoperative.I respected them and several were close friends. I can't say the same for transvestites who are, without exception in my experience, attention-hungry cross-gender cosplayers who lived with a succession of soon-to-be-ex-friends from whom they stole.

Living outside the USA and having had nothing to to with the LGBTQI[this space for rent] communities I really don't have a dog in this fight anymore; to be gay is just a characteristic and I can't wait for the cruel and immature gay culture fade away.

But there's a problem: they won't leave my language alone.

"If your husband beats you, they should go to jail"

They. One person, known gender. They.

"(sniff) I prefer gender-neutral language."

Well aren't you just special.

And the people pushing this nonsense are just attention-seekers of another sort, willing to adulterate a language that already has pronoun problems with this filth. You see those twitter profiles with "they/them," people I will never hear from.

The singular they has been controversial for 400 years, it's not settled just because a few men like to dress as women. And it has nothing to do with transsexuals, none of whom I've met wanted anything to do with this "they" nonsense.

American Software Developer living in Vietnam. Classical musician (guitar, woodwinds), weightlifter, multilingual, misanthrope • XY

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