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Self explanatory. What if they seriously have a problem seeing you that way, and aren't doing it out of spite? What if they use no pronouns altogether, as a compromise?
Well, I personally am not GLBT or anything, but have a family member who is. I wanted to say something anyways though
I think a lot of us who mistakenly use the wrong word, it's an honest mistake. I always try to do whatever pleases people, but you know, we all sometimes slip up. It can be hard on this side too.
However, my family member doesn't care either way. He answers to both!
He's mostly just like "call me whatever you want to." It's nice because we are often walking around on tip toes because we don't want to say the wrong/offensive thing. Ya know?
Doing it to be rude? I've never encountered that, never known anyone to actually do that to any trans intending to be hateful. I certainly wouldn't call someone by the wrong thing just to anger them. Sounds frustrating to deal with that though.