FAQ: Pronouns and Trans Individuals

Most of us take pronouns (he, her, theirs) for granted: we think they are obvious, linked to looks. Not only is it easy to make a mistake when you assume a transgender person’s pronoun, but using the wrong pronoun can make a transgender person feel disrespected and unsafe. This FAQ explains how to respectfully ask someone about their pronoun, and explores some of the gender-neutral alternatives some people use.