"Dear cis people who put your pronouns on your 'hello my name is' name tags:
"Thank you.
"I automatically feel warmer toward you — regardless of your gender or presentation. I feel much more comfortable talking to you, because you already tell me you know a little about gender."

Blog post also includes a list of other good places to include your pronouns, like your email signature and your written or spoken introductions.



I am so delighted that @britvulcan has found the perfect, succinct way to deal with my problem of not caring what pronouns are used for me but wanting to show solidarity with people who do by talking about pronouns the way another person might say 'I'm Gary and my pronouns are he/him' or whatever."

Here's what I'm gonna say now:

"Roll the dice, just be nice
Pronouns keep like summer ice"

I can draw a 🎲 (dice) on the name tag where there won't be room to write all that out.

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A community centered on the Twin Cities of Minneapolis and St. Paul, Minnesota, and their surrounding region.

An alternative to social networks that connected people in the region that have either died away or driven people off with unethical or anti-social policies.

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