Helping Men, Women, Etc.

Plenty of lobbyists kill time in the House cafeteria as they wait to see members of Congress. Like Riki Wilchins, they may peruse USA Today over egg salad. But few — O.K., none — have turned to a reporter between bites and said, "What pronoun will you use for me? I prefer s/he."

Wilchins, who started life as a boy 49 years ago, became a transsexual woman in the '70s. But today she (sorry, Riki — "s/he" isn't a word yet) refuses to identify with either gender. And her group, the Gender Public Advocacy Coalition, doesn't limit itself...

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