Pronouns are used in every day speech and writing to take the place of people's names. We frequently use them without thinking about it. Often, when speaking of someone in the third person, these pronouns have a gender implied. These associations are not always accurate or helpful.
Mistaking or assuming peoples' pronouns without asking first, mistakes their gender and sends a harmful message. Using someone's correct gender pronouns is one of the most basic ways to show your respect for their identity. Join the LGBT Resource Center during International Pronouns Day to advance the knowledge of using everyone's correct gender pronouns and strive for a more inclusive environment at UCSF.
We will be tabling at various locations at UCSF and sharing more information about the Pronouns Matter Campaign.
Wednesday, October 17