International Pronouns Day: A Simple Guide to Pronouns - Image Description:
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.
Notes on Language
All terms should be evaluated by your local community to determine what best fits. As with all languages, the communities that utilize these and other words may have different meanings and reasons for using different terminology within different groups.
Quick Pronoun Glossary
Ways to ask about pronouns
Try . . . .
“Sorry, I forgot to ask. I use they/them/theirs pronouns, how about you?”
“Can you remind me which pronouns you use?”
Ways to greet
Try . . . .
Subjective: She / He / They / Ze
Objective: Her / Him / Them / Hir / Zir
Possessive: Hers / His/ Theirs / Hirs/ Zirs
Reflective: Herself / Himself / Themself / Hirself/ Zirself
Example: They are speaking.
I listened to them.
The backpack is theirs.
Try it in your email signature, social media handles and bios:
For more education on pronouns, visit:
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