Encouraging diverse pronoun usage is an important way to promote LGBTQ+ inclusion. The use of different pronouns allows individuals to express their gender identity and offers more inclusive language regarding people’s different lifestyles and experiences.
Misgendering, using the incorrect pronouns for a person, can be an emotionally charged experience. Individuals may feel dehumanized, isolated, hurt, or angry. The experience can also cause embarrassment or awkwardness between colleagues. When gender pronouns are openly discussed, the chance of creating a negative experience for people who use diverse pronouns is reduced.