No intention to offend. And no, I actually don't offend a lot of people. Though maybe I've offended you... Unintentionally. My apologies.
It would be difficult for me to believe that a simple pronoun choice alone was ever cause for murder or committing suicide. I could be wrong, but I don't feel so; I feel there would have to be other deeper causes or issues involved..
I was curious about this new trend that I can't seem to keep up with. In a meeting or at a party with a few dozen people using such a variety of gender pronoun preferences, it is going to be very difficult to remember how to address someone if I can't remember EVERYONE'S personal choice of pronoun. And that can cost a possible friendship, affect student potential, or lose a business contract.
As a school teacher and karate instructor, I teach all kinds, ages, and I suppose now, genders. I was musing on the difficulties that an older generation person like myself faces today when all my life, males were simply he, females were simply she, and phrases like "those men over there, these women over here, and that mixed group of men and women seated at the table" were never offensive.
Get real. My question had to do with diction choices I don't understand very well. At the end, I was poking fun at myself, not others. I just have to try my best to remember which pronoun to use. It has nothing to do with transgender rights.