The Language of Inclusion: Pronouns and Other Gendered Words
Pronouns are tools for effective and efficient communication, and their intentional or unintentional misuse can cause confusion and harm. Using gender-affirming pronouns and avoiding unnecessary use of other gendered words is essential to creating spaces that are safe, inviting and inclusive of people of all genders and can even substantially reduce the occurrence of depression, anxiety, and suicide attempts in transgender youth. This 90-minute webinar on July 5 will address why pronouns matter, the history of singular they/them, neo-pronouns such as ze/zir and alternatives to other gendered language. After attending this session, participants will be better equipped to serve as allies to trans and nonbinary people.