Celebrate International Pronouns Day: October 16

What pronouns do you use? #pronounsmatter
Thursday, October 10, 2019

Share how you celebrate International Pronouns Day, on October 16, with the hastag, #pronounsmatter. For ideas, explore the resources availble on our website (lgbtq.yale.edu/pronouns)—including adding your pronouns to NameCoach and your email signature—and on mypronouns.org!

From mypronouns.org:

International Pronouns Day, October 16, seeks to make respecting, sharing, and educating about personal pronouns commonplace. 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.

We endorse International Pronouns Day, which seeks to make respecting, sharing, and educating about personal pronouns commonplace. 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. We encourage colleges, schools, workplaces, and local organizations to hold educational and empowering events on International Pronouns Day.