Get your personal gender pronoun on.
But no, forreal. On your background.
How people address you matters both physically and emotionally, especially for queer, gender non-conforming, non-binary, and transgender people. So, let’s share and celebrate our personal gender pronouns in a beautiful way. For a quick rundown of what they are and why they matter: click here.
Let's get started!
Show Off Your Pronouns on Tuesday, June 8
Call your kids, call your crew, be proud all day long, and raise awareness on why gender pronouns matter. #ProudPronounProject
Be down with PGP
We use personal gender pronouns (PGP) everyday, often subconsciously. It’s naturally baked into the English language.
A Big F#$%ing Deal
Imagine being called something you don’t identify with over and over and over again. That can weigh you down emotionally, lead to stress, anxiety, and hold you back from being your full self at home and work.
Mistakes Are Ok
If you say the wrong pronoun, don’t freak out. It happens. Just apologize and do better next time. Ask what pronouns people prefer, let yours be known, and be empathetic.
Let’s be clear: there is nothing wrong with gendered pronouns. It’s just that “he” and “she” come with certain connotations and might limit the way some express their identity.
Referring to yourself as “he” at times or “she” at times is totally common. Especially, if someone doesn't identify as a single fixed gender. In which case, maybe (they/them/their) is right for you.
There are many different genders which exist outside of male and female. So, if you choose to not specify or associate any gender with your pronoun at all, here are some common options. The list is constantly evolving, that's why there are so many. But the point is, no one wants to feel boxed in—so they should be free to express their gender identity however they choose.