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LGBTQ+ History Month : Gender and pronouns

LGBTQ+ History Month Guide 2023

There are no “male/female” or “man/woman” pronouns. All pronouns can be used for any gender and are gender neutral.
We also do not use “preferred pronouns” due to people generally not having a pronoun “preference” but simply having “pronouns.” Using “preferred” can accidentally insinuate that using the correct pronouns for someone is optional.

Source: Trans Student Education



Guide to sharing your personal pronouns

How to share you personal pronouns.  A simple thing you can do is add your pronouns to your email signature.  

Issues of equality and acceptance of transgender and nonbinary people — along with challenges to their rights — have become a major topic in the headlines. These issues can involve words and ideas and identities that are new to some. That's why we've put together a glossary of terms relating to gender identity. Our goal is to help people communicate accurately and respectfully with one another.

What's a pronoun, why they matter, and what to do if you make a mistake.

Words are powerful language tools that help us convey meaning and connect. We use words to communicate, characterize, and describe everything around us. Nothing may be more personal than the words people use to refer to us through our names and pronouns.

Increasingly employees are entering the workplace with gender identities and expressions that may be                different from what we most frequently think of when discussing gender.

A gender neutral or gender inclusive pronoun is a pronoun which does not associate a gender with the individual who is being discussed.

Understanding Non-Binary People: How to Be Respectful and Supportive

Little Words That Make A Big Difference - Common Core Standards – Objectives

Historical and grammatical look at singular “they” and the many reasons why it’s correct

Practice with Pronouns

This page is a comprehensive guide and way to practice with pronouns.  Click the link to begin.


Ask a Non-Binary

A Tumblr page with tons of resources including Every Pronound Set of Which We Are Aware and link to the Pronoun Dressing Room



Starting immediately, an applicant for a U.S. passport can simply check "M" or "F" as their gender, and soon a third option will be available to all.

A wiki page dedicated to nonbinary gender identities.  Lots of links to great articles and other information.

This resource provides ideas about how to handle written titles and personal nouns in a gender-inclusive way

Blog dedicated to understanding pronouns and on the search for a "Polite Specific Gender-Neutral Third-Person Singular Pronoun". Also has many comprehensive links

YouTube educational channel about trans and nonbinary topics