“Ask yourself how many times someone has used your name or a pronoun to refer to you today. Chances are this has happened countless times. Now, imagine that your coworker, or a family member, or your doctor or a friend routinely calls you by the wrong pronoun. That would be hard. This is why using a person’s chosen name and pronouns is essential to affirming their identity and showing basic respect.”
The Human Rights Campaign’s All Children – All Families initiative has released a Pronouns 101 resource focusing on pronouns and how they’re related to gender identity. The resource discusses what a pronoun is, why it’s important to use pronouns respectfully, and pronoun etiquette tips as well as links to more resources.
This resource is especially important to share with those working with transgender and gender-nonconforming youth. For more LGBTQ-focused resources, take a look at our Resources & Continuing Education for Serving LGBTQ Youth.