How we define gender is shifting, and so is the way we talk about it. Most notably, the way we use gender pronouns. For example, he/him for a man, she/her for a woman or they/them for someone who doesn’t identify with either gender.
It’s a change that has come easy for some, but for many people it’s an adjustment that can be anxiety-inducing as they worry about saying the wrong thing. And then there are still others who simply don’t get why there is a need for a change.
Jessica Halem - LGBT Program Director at Harvard Medical School’s Office for Diversity Inclusion and Community Partnership.