gender-neutral pronouns

Some people don’t feel that traditional gender pronouns, such as she/her and he/him, reflect their gender identities. Transgender, genderqueer and other people who step outside the  male-female gender paradigm often adopt new pronouns for themselves.

If a person doesn’t identify as male or female, it’s best to ask which pronouns they prefer. Here are some alternatives to traditional pronouns:

For more information, consult the Gender Pronouns Guide published by the LGBT Campus Center at the University of Wisconsin-Madison.

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