Understanding the Importance of Pronouns

Created: May 30, 2024 at 10:44 AM | Updated: May 30, 2024 | By NZ Navigator Trust

Signaling Respect through Pronouns

InsideOUT Kōaro has developed a video resource on the importance of pronouns. Sharing your pronouns and asking for someone else’s is an easy way to signal to the person you’re talking to that you aren’t assuming what their gender identity is or how they wish to be referred to. This is really important because every trans and gender diverse person’s journey is different.

Recognising Diverse Gender Journeys

While some people may take steps to transition socially, legally and/or medically, others may not. You, therefore, cannot know what someone’s gender identity is just by looking at them, knowing their name, or hearing their voice.

Want to learn more about using pronouns?