Published online Oct. 23, 2017

I am glad that William Thomas (now going by Tina) White ’82 was received graciously at the class reunion (Inbox, July 12). That is as it should be, for White and for all people.

I hope the broader Princeton community will likewise respond graciously to those who believe — recognize — that one cannot change one’s biological, genetic sex, and that one’s inner sense of being a different gender, no matter how sincere and long-standing, is as unconnected to physical reality as an anorexic person’s genuine sense of being overweight. To welcome White with charity while launching epithets and reprisals at those who have a different perspective is ... inconsistent.

Walter Weber ’81
Alexandria, Va.