Pride and pronouns: Short words with big importance

Using these words well is important, especially to transgender and non-binary people in your organization and network

There are many big, bold changes that organizations can make to advance their work in the diversity/equity/inclusion space. But in this article, we’re going to focus on really small changes that you can implement today that will make an immediate impact both inside and outside of your organization.

We’re going to talk about the importance of pronouns, specifically gender pronouns. These are the short words we use all day in conversation that most of us have the privilege of never thinking about: she, his, their, he, etc. These identifiers hold the place of our names, so efforts to use them correctly is important, especially to transgender and non-binary people.

Vocab Lesson

Before we dig into this topic, let’s start by clarifying some terms.

 

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