- The Washington Times - Thursday, June 30, 2016

Transgender fashion designer Adrian Wu says the gay-rights acronym “LGBT” — or “lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender” — is “not really politically correct anymore.”

Writing in the pages of the Huffington Post on Wednesday, Wu, who identifies as neither male nor female, said the acronym fails to capture the myriad gender identities people identify as — pointing out that “Facebook added 50 Gender Identity Options a few years ago.”

“Gender Non-Conforming people have been left out of the discussion for a very long time simply because people didn’t know they could be Non-Binary until now,” Wu wrote. “But the reality is that Gender is a Spectrum and Male and Female are not the only Gender Identities.”

Wu said “misgendering happens in the Transgender Community all the time” and recommended people ask, “What pronouns do you use?” before making assumptions about one’s gender identity.

“That person may respond with he/she/they/them/zhe and it’s best to respect that persons [sic] pronouns if you still want them to stick around,” Wu said.

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