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Justin Vivian Bond Opens Up To Steve Buscemi About Pronouns And Titles

The stories behind "Mx" and "v."

Transgender performer and queer icon Justin Vivian Bond opens up about using the title "Mx" and the pronoun "v" in the Aug. 20 installment of the AOL series, "Park Bench with Steve Buscemi."

"Mx," Bond said, "just made sense to me. Mx -- 'mix' -- because I'm not a 'mister,' I'm not a 'miss.' It's literally what I am, a mix!" 

When Bond opted for the pronoun "v," many "thought it was egotistical." Pointing to fellow performer Taylor Mac, who uses the pronoun "judy," Bond said the choice a symbolic, "hieroglyphic" one. 

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