“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.” (pronounsday.org)
International Pronouns Day (IPD) is celebrated every year on the third Wednesday in October (21 October 2020 this year) and it offers faith communities an important opportunities to raise awareness of the importance of respecting each person’s chosen pronouns. For genderqueer, Transgender, and gender non-conforming persons, being referred to by their correct pronouns is basic to their human dignity, as it is for everyone.
Here are several valuable resources that can help your celebration IPD and, of course, you can celebrate the Day during a weekend worship service anytime:
- Click here for a helpful list of Frequently-Asked Questions (FAQ’s) about IPD and pronoun use.
- Check out this resource written by the All Students Count Coalition: “On All Sides: How Race, Ethnicity & Gender Influence Health Risk for Transgender Students of Color.”
- The following video clips provide some short, but valuable, educational information on pronouns: