Since I’m an amateur linguist and a high-schooler interested in LGBTQ and gender identity, I’ve decided to think up what English should be like if it satisfied not necessarily everyone, but most LGBTQ and “nonbinary” people.
In short, I’ve figured out that if English had a set of gender-neutral singular pronouns that people can opt out to, instead of relying on the singular they, then there would be much fewer problems.
"xe/xem" and "ze/zem" seemed to be the most common ones, so I chose them. Also because it looks like it could have been developed alongside he/she in the English language.
Here are the pronoun sets and how I think they should be used:
subjective / possessive / objective / possessive / reflexive
Male (LGBTQ or not): he / his / him / his / himself
Female (LGBTQ or not): she / her / her / hers / herself
Plural (multiple people of any gender): they / their / them / theirs / theirself or themself
Gender-neutral (people who want to opt out from gendered pronouns): ze / zer / zem / zers / zerself; xe / xer / xem / xers / xerself (Either spelling yields the same pronunciation); some can opt out to “singular they”
Inanimate objects: it / its / it / (no accepted form) / itself
Otherkin: Please refer to your gender. Pronouns are decided by gender, and animals and objects are not genders. (In other words, no “nounself” pronouns, as that will make the language overcomplicated.)
Also, in this system, the singular they and the general he, as well as “he/she” will be replaced with the gender-neutral singular, as in:
"Any person who comes to the party is expected to bring food with xem." or "When someone wants to learn Japanese, xe will need to first understand Japanese culture."