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Today is International Pronoun Day

Posted by Human Resources on October 20, 2021 in Community Highlights

October 20, 2021 is International Pronoun Day (

This day reminds us all to make respecting, sharing, and educating about personal pronouns commonplace.

It's important to refer to people by the pronouns they determine for themselves — it's foundational to human dignity. Transgender and gender non-conforming people are particularly affected by making assumptions about pronouns. By normalizing pronoun sharing, we can stop assuming and celebrate people’s varied, multiple and intersecting identities.

Learn more with this general guide about pronouns: or this site dedicated to pronoun use in teaching:

Read this Harvard Business Review article, “My Pronouns are She/They. What are yours?” - - that includes this visual guide as a resource: