Wednesday, September 07, 2011
Media People, Let's Review Your AP Stylebooks Once Again
transgender-Use the pronoun preferred by the individuals who have acquired the physical characteristics of the opposite sex or present themselves in a way that does not correspond with their sex at birth.
If that preference is not expressed, use the pronoun consistent with the way the individuals live publicly.
In other words, you use masculine pronouns to refer to Chaz Bono or any transman. Conversely, for myself or any transwoman you refer to us with feminine pronouns.
It's all about how we present ourselves to the world.
So elegantly simple a concept, but yet screwed up on a regular basis.