On Sept. 17, 2019, Merriam Webster expanded the word “They” to include a “Single person whose gender identity is non-binary.” The dictionary publisher says that “New words are a happy fact of life for a living language.”
Today on Insight, we’re exploring “pronouns” with people in the local transgender community. Their lives are changing how we choose our words and interact with our community. Herine Palacios and Ayotunde Ikuku talk about the first-ever Trans Job Fair in Sacramento. Chef and bodybuilder Cody Harman talks about a competition for trans bodybuilders in the award-winning documentary “Man Made.” And Michael Alongi and his mother Jeanne talk about how even with a supportive family behind you, finding access to healthcare is tough for a non-binary teenager.