Get Pronouns Right
Use the Right Pronouns
My advice on how to get a person's pronouns right. This is my pronoun thread I wrote for a Facebook group. As an LGBTQ advocate, I often speak with people that ask my pronouns. (My lovely mother a masculine French name but it's ok because I love to answer this question.
This is my pronoun thread i wrote for a Facebook group. As a lgbtq advocate I often speak with people that ask my pronouns. (My parents gave me a French masculine name), but it's ok because I love to answer this question....
To me when someone asks your pronouns they really mean "I am going to share my pronouns with you but first I would like to know yours?" It also means. "I would like you to respect my pronouns". For me it's always a positive experience.
If ever you find you want to speak to someone, but you aren't sure how to address them I find saying something kind like "Sweetheart what are your pronouns? " Works. I know sweetheart is silly for those of you that are younger, but I can get away with things like that as I'm over 50. :) Maybe something else like "Friend what are your pronouns," or honesty might be the best bet, "Hi I want to talk to you, but can I ask your pronouns? "
Just remember pronouns are good. Why not show people respect and kindness? What could it hurt?
Hi, What are your pronouns? ~Beau Knowles #beauknowleslgbt