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What is the polite way to address a transgender person?


I am serious about this question. It is not about morality or religion. I work in the public and I attempt to treat all persons with dignity. ALL. What is the most respectful form of address if you don't know the person's name?

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19 months ago
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    Lori J Latimer (LillyGrillzit) 19 months ago

    Thank you for this good answer. Yesterday this kind person appeared to be a beautiful young woman, with masculine features, in a nice summer dress. I would assume "she" identified with being a woman. It is about being most respectful. Thank you.

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Christopher Peruzzi (cperuzzi) says

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Jacqui (jlpark) says

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    Lori J Latimer (LillyGrillzit) 19 months ago

    Thank you! I am happy to hear from you. We have a lot of books available helping LGBT / FTG to cope and get encouragement, so now that society must accept "other" genderedness, A new market for non fiction and literature can be filled. Thanks again.

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Lisa Vollrath (lisavollrath) says

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    Lori J Latimer (LillyGrillzit) 19 months ago

    Thank you Lisa. We live in exciting times for the LGBT / FG segment of society. I can think of all types of venues for genderedness to be brought to polite society. This helps a lot.

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Chase Honeycutt (choneycutt) says

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    Lori J Latimer (LillyGrillzit) 19 months ago

    Thank you, this is good advice. I work in a public library, and one of our basic tenets is to respect our patron's privacy, so unless I know them well enough to know them by name, it would normally be ma'am or sir. Thanks again.

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Kimberley Clarke (Kimberleyclarke) says

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    Lori J Latimer (LillyGrillzit) 19 months ago

    Thank you. I work in a public library where many people go as a sanctuary from the sometimes unrelenting ignorance found without. ALA Libraries are big on protecting privacy, so asking an unknown persons name may upset that feeling of safety.

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