This qualitative research was designed to answer questions about language, perceptions of identity, and the possibility of mainstream adoption of gender variant neologisms (GVN). Twenty semistructured interviews with college students who were familiar with GVN form the base of this work. Eight participants identified with gender neutral pronouns and preferred to have ze/hir or they/them used in reference to them. Additionally, two participants were considering switching to epicene pronouns. Participants were very mindful of not wanting to hurt other people with their linguistic choices. The research reveals that the use of GVN is often rather heated, confusing, and requires a tremendous amount of re-education as mainstream society begins to adopt gender neutral language. Language is actively being modified at the university and state level as a way to be more inclusive; this change is significant in that it indicates a move toward a more tolerant mainstream view of gender. As society begins to adopt gender neutral language and enforcement of protections for people not aligned with the gender binary, GVN will help to protect a class of people who still have very few civil rights.