When asked in a recent poll, 2 percent of millennials identified as pansexual – not limited in sexual choice to biological sex, gender or gender identity – and 1 percent as unsure or questioning. That means that at least 3 percent of people ages 18 to 34 probably would prefer to be identified as “they,” not “he” or “she.”
When asked in a recent poll, 2 percent of millennials identified as pansexual – not limited in sexual choice to biological sex, gender or gender identity – and 1 percent as unsure or questioning. That means that at least 3 percent of people ages 18 to 34 probably would prefer to be identified as “they,” not “he” or “she.” Wally Skalij Los Angeles Times
When asked in a recent poll, 2 percent of millennials identified as pansexual – not limited in sexual choice to biological sex, gender or gender identity – and 1 percent as unsure or questioning. That means that at least 3 percent of people ages 18 to 34 probably would prefer to be identified as “they,” not “he” or “she.” Wally Skalij Los Angeles Times
Erika D. Smith

Erika D. Smith

Associate editor and editorial writer

Gender is no longer so simple, so what’s all the fuss over ‘they’?

April 07, 2017 6:00 AM

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Erika D. Smith joined The Sacramento Bee in May 2015 after spending most of her career in the nebulous Midwest. She previously worked for The Indianapolis Star in Indiana, where, as metro columnist, she covered issues related to neighborhoods, community development, public safety and diversity. She also worked for five years at the Akron Beacon Journal in Ohio. She is a native of Cleveland.

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