The 'My pronouns are' badges aim to point out that you can’t always assume what someone’s gender identity and pronouns are.
Traditionally, pronouns have only described male or female – he or she, his or hers. In the past people were forced to conform.
Now there is more freedom and safety to be ourselves. But there’s still more to do.
We are all free to define our own gender and we should all respect other people’s identities, truths and rights.
If someone’s pronouns differ from what you assume, it’s for you to adapt. It’s okay to ask.
Who a person is may not match what you expect and may not be defined easily.
Gender doesn’t need to be defined. You don’t need to know in order to have a conversation, work or treat people with dignity and respect.
Making assumptions can be hurtful and distressing. It helps to know what pronouns people use.
Read the badge, respect people, it’s that easy.