International Pronouns Day is October 21
International Pronouns Day seeks to make respecting, sharing, and educating about personal pronouns commonplace. Referring to people by the pronouns they determine for themselves is basic to human dignity. Being referred to by the wrong pronouns particularly affects transgender and gender nonconforming people. Together, we can transform society to celebrate people’s multiple, intersecting identities.
Share Your Pronouns!
Stating your pronouns matters because it acknowledges that everyone’s pronouns shouldn’t be assumed. Sharing your pronouns when you introduce yourself helps everyone feel included, ensures folks get everyone’s pronouns right, and shows that you care about being an ally.
Ideas for Sharing Your Pronouns
- Your social media bio
- Your Canvas bio
- Your Zoom name
- Your e-mail signature
- Your business card
…or any time you introduce yourself! Make inclusivity a habit!