Elderly aunt goes viral with wonderful poem about gender-neutral pronouns

A 73-year-old woman has gone viral after her poem about using gender-neutral pronouns struck a chord with thousands – including Chelsea Clinton.

The beautiful message of acceptance was posted by Theo Nicole Lorenz, a non-binary writer and artist who lives in Minnesota.

They wrote: “My 73-year-old aunt wrote a poem about my pronouns in her church writing group and it’s the sweetest thing,” before sharing the wonderful creation with the public.


The poem, titled “They,” read: “This person I know / Wants to be called they. / It could bring us much closer / To see them that way.

“It’s a strange thing to think / And harder to say, / But they are so happy / When the effort is made.

“For all the theys and thems / It is this that I pray, / We be kind and accepting / And just let them be they.”


Amen to that.

The post has attracted more than 125,000 retweets and likes.

Chelsea Clinton, daughter of President Bill Clinton and Secretary of State Hillary Clinton and board member of the Clinton Foundation, retweeted the post and responded with a comment, writing: “This is beautiful and wise.”


In response, Theo said: “Thank you, I’ll pass the compliment along to my aunt .”

Theo, the author’s nibling (a gender-neutral term used instead of ‘niece’ or ‘nephew’), used the opportunity to share some amazing facts about their aunt.

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