Two students speak about their friend who has identified as male as
JORDAN: What do you mean she changed her name?
DANI: They changed their name. You can’t misgender them.
JORDAN: What are you even talking about? They?
DANI: Alex likes to go by they/them pronouns.
JORDAN: Pronouns? What the actual? And Alex? Her name is Alicia. It’s always been Alicia.
DANI: Alicia is their dead name; they are Alex now.
JORDAN: Dead name? That’s depressing.
DANI: So it’s being called something that you don’t identify with anymore.
JORDAN: What is everyone going to say?
DANI: Who cares what they say. Alex is our friend. (a beat) Look I know it’s hard to get your head around, but you’ve got to respect Alex’s wishes. They have been on a really hard, confusing journey to get to this place.
JORDAN: I know. (a beat) So is she… I mean, are “they” going to be able
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