Together in Colour by Daniel Welsch for the Website of Goethe-Institut, translated by Faith Ann Gibson, 17.7.2020
Anna Heger created one of these alternatives, the non-binary pronoun “xier.” “My pronoun, the xier pronoun, it is sometimes used by trans people, but a lot of people on the trans spectrum are actually using he and she pronouns,” says Anna Heger. “This is something the person in question should decide. Xier is not a trans pronoun per se, it’s a pronoun that could be helpful for non-binary people and that could be used to talk about everybody when you don’t know the genders.”
Tweet von @cuffedCatling, 30.06.2020,
I usually recommend „xier“. Not because it is the most used pronoun by nonbinary people (it isn’t, and there isn’t one), but because it is one of the oldest german neopronouns for the current generation of queers, and because all the alternatives have big flaws in my opinion
— hungryKitten (@cuffedCatling) June 30, 2020
Will a New Law Forever Change the German Language?, article by Madhvi Ramani for smithsonianmag.com, 28.02.2018
Artist Anna Heger’s suggestion of xier as a personal pronoun, with nouns referring to people modified by an underscore to be made gender neutral (Lehr_erin), could be used for people who do not identify as either male or female as well as when gender is irrelevant.