Luiz is appealing an infraction given by Vincour for this post, which reads The subsequent PM exchange can be found either in this picture link or below: Additional reasoning provided by luiz: Additional reasoning provided by Vincour: There are several things at issue here. Is it against the rules in general to refer to a transgender person, who is a public figure not on this forum, as their former name and/or gender pronoun? This is known as "misgendering". Or might this apply only in specific cases (e.g. in a thread on gender identity, where it could be considered trolling)? Or does this never apply, so that what we would consider unacceptable transphobia does not include which name or pronoun a poster uses? Was this intentional or not? Luiz claims that he wrote the post very quickly and that Brazilian media still refer to her as Bradley, because the notable events (the leaks and the trial) for which she is known occurred when she was identifying as Bradley and male. Thus, luiz naturally thinks of Manning as Bradley and a man, and has to stop and correct himself. Vincour does not believe this and points to a comment in their PM exchange where luiz refers to Manning as "he". But maybe this is just a slip-up too, because luiz was angry and typing quickly? To what extent does intentionality matter in determining if an offense has occurred, in this sort of situation? Might it be allowable to refer to "Bradley Manning" offhand without thinking about it, but disallowable to demonstrate an intent to continue referring to her as "Bradley", especially for events after her change in identity? I'm going to sit back on this one for the moment and reply with opinions sometime tomorrow, if possible, or possibly a day or two later. It's going to be a very hectic few days for me - looking at places, signing a lease (?), moving, and starting classes in a span of three days. But, in the meanwhile, let's hear from other folks.