DEAR READER: When is 'they' the right pronoun for one person?

Friday, October 18, 2013 | 5:27 p.m. CDT; updated 12:40 p.m. CST, Friday, November 15, 2013

This week, the Missourian published a story about Josie Herrera, a finalist for MU Homecoming king. Herrera is a journalism student from Miami, active in campus groups — and a member of a sorority. Herrera identifies as gender queer, neither as man nor woman but encompassing parts of both. That’s not your usual king candidate, which is why the Missourian did the story.