“We endorse International Pronouns Day, which seeks to make asking, sharing, and respecting personal pronouns commonplace. 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. We encourage colleges, schools, workplaces, and local organizations to hold educational and empowering events on International Pronouns Day.”
The inaugural date of International Pronouns Day is Wednesday, October 17, 2018. Future dates will vary, but will likely be set for late September to mid October. If a local group is better served by celebrating on a differing date, we encourage them to do so. We recognize that the initial organizers are operating in the English language, and that each community should determine the grassroots activities and resources that will best serve them based on their local contexts.