I use the term “guys” all the time, and in my mind it’s neutral in terms of gender/orientation/self-identification.
For me, “guys” is just a way to address multiple people informally. For me, it’s equally applicable to my dad, to a room full of frat bros, if I’m hanging out with two girls, or to a mixed room of ages, genders, orientations, identities.
But I’m interested to hear what others think. Especially when it comes to non-binary folks. Is “guys” appropriate for all kinds of people? Male and female, trans and non-binary, and all other ways people can identify today? Or, is the word wrapped up with meaning I don’t intend?
Interested in everyone’s thoughts