I've been watching and listening to the LGBTQ+ community regarding Persephone Station. Representation is vital for SF as a genre. That said, I knew I'd make mistakes along the way. (I already have in previous books.) The point is to listen and improve. My philosophy is: mistakes bring experience. Experience brings wisdom. Make all the mistakes you can (without harming others) so you can be wise! If you harm someone, apologize. Mistakes are education from the Hard Knocks School. You can't reap the benefits of that education without accepting responsibility.
When I wrote Persephone Station I didn't provide for a method of insuring that characters that did not know one another could provide their preferred pronouns. I should've given that more thought. I'm sorry. I'll do better in the future.