It’s been said before and I’ll say it again. (I’ll say it until some users on the SCP wiki stop lampshading their rude opinions with ‘oh but grammar’ or ‘oh but time period’ or ‘oh but biology.’)
The Foundation has been since inception an organization wildly removed from typical societal functions and trends, due to its secretive and isolated nature. Thus, it stands to reason that the Foundation is more than capable of recognizing gender-, pronoun-, and sexuality-related identity issues even when the outside world does not, be it by time period or societal connotation or anything else. People living on-site probably go into the outside world once every three months; I really don’t think it’s that much of a problem to envision that a person’s coworkers can call them ‘they’ or recognize that they’re asexual or validate any other LGBT+ identity.
People who claim shit like “a scientific organization wouldn’t validate trans people because muh biology muh science” or “well in biology there’s a sexual dichotomy of two genders so scientifically you can’t be pansexual” or “singular ‘they’ wasn’t grammatically valid 50 years ago so why should it be in the setting of this entirely fictional article about an anomalous person” or any other bullshit are ignoring something simple: They are ignoring the fact that we are talking about an organization with the assets and capability to wipe people’s entire identities and implant new ones without notice, clone human beings, access thousands of alternate universes, travel into deep space, destroy society and reset it in under a month with humanity none the wiser, and give their agents small devices that literally anchor down the fabric of reality at the push of a button.
But sure, validating LGBT+ issues even when society doesn’t is just too far, right? Couldn’t possibly be canon!
Sure, Jan. Shut the fuck up.