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Why Gender Pronouns Matter


Why Gender Pronouns Matter

"My pronouns are they/them/theirs, and that's a non-negotiable...they're so important because they are the smallest and easiest way that you can acknowledge somebody's identity."

Trans students explain why pronouns are so important.

GenderEv Pronouns

  • Having trouble getting used to a friend’s pronouns? Check this out!

Gender Spectrum - Language of Gender

  • Gender Spectrum offers some working language and examples of frequently used (and misused) terms as a starting place for dialogue and understanding.

GLAAD Media Reference Guide - Terms to Avoid

  • GLAAD offers a list of outdated and offensive terms that need to be avoided when talking with or about people who identify as LGBTQ.

Guide to Neopronouns

  • Neopronouns are typical gender neutral pronouns commonly used by people who are trans or non-binary. This interactive website introduces some common terms.

It Gets Better - Glossary

  • Many LGBTQ+ people use labels to express who they are that can help listeners understand who that person is and how they wish to identify. Here is a list of some common terms.

Practice with Pronouns

  • Having trouble getting used to a friend's new pronouns? Check this out.

UC Davis - Words that Hurt

  • Sometimes we say words without realizing the impact they may have on others. This site provides an opportunity for people to educate themselves about language and histories of oppression.

University of Maryland LGBT Equity Center - Inclusive Language

  • Provides examples of gender inclusive alternatives to binary assumptive language and a list of terms to avoid.
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