Trans-identity daughter Ruby Guest inspired her decision
Curtis says she wants to use the pronoun for her trophy to support her daughter Ruby, who told her about her trans identity in 2020. Curtis later told People magazine that she’s been learning “new concepts and words” since then. “It’s like a new language.”
“They/them” is used in English by many non-binary people who do not or only partially classify themselves as male or female. A similar way of expression has not yet been established in German, but many use “dey/dem” as a pronoun or name the name instead.