"Making this entirely about Sam shows how uninformed you are about this. Many other people have requested they/them. It's been going on for years.
#14 | POSTED BY RCADE AT 2019-09-14 06:02 PM |"
And referring to males as 'he' and 'him' has been going on for hundreds, much longer if we consider other languages and their evolutions. Referring to multiple people vs singe has been going for as long.
Trying to alter the language to suit a few people who like to sleep with their own gender is a very, very recent event.
So if you assertion "it's been going on for years" is a valid argument, then "using pronouns in a very specific way" has been going on for hundreds and is more valid.
Seriously, what's wrong with using the correct words when speaking? And the changing of names is an apples and oranges thing, and you know it. Changing one's name is not an attempt to change the way a language is spoken.
And in this brave new world, are we all supposed to carry little handbooks with notes in it so we know what pronouns to use on people? Are we supposed to google a person before talking about him to determine if we use the 1st person plural or the first person singular when talking about him -- oops, them?
The entire concept of changing the language and causing confusion when speaking to suit some snowflakes who melt if they are called by the commonly accepted pronouns is absurd.