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We're creating a source of information about nonbinary and gender neutral language.

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What's the deal with pronouns?

Pronouns are those words that we use instead of calling someone by their name every time we mention them. Most people use “he/him” and “she/her”, so we automatically assume which one to call them based on someone's looks. But it's actually not that simple…

Gender is complicated. Some people “don't look like” their gender. Some prefer being called in a different way from what you'd assume. Some people don't fit into the boxes of “male” or “female” and prefer more neutral language.

This tool lets you share a link to your pronouns, with example sentences, so that you can show people how you like to be called.

Why does it matter? Because of simple human decency. You wouldn't call Ashley “Samantha” just because you like that name more or because “she looks like a Samantha to you”. Or even if she does have the name “Samantha” in her birth certificate but she absolutely hates it and prefers to use “Ashley”. And it's the exact same story with pronouns – if you don't want to be rude towards someone, please address them properly. The only difference is that we usually know names, but not pronouns. We introduce ourselves with a name, but not pronouns. Let's change that!

Our mission

We fight for freedom, respect and inclusiveness in language.

  • Freedom – so that everyone can use for themselves whatever pronouns they feel describe them best.
  • Respect – so that other people's pronouns are respected.
  • Inclusiveness – so that when we're referring to a person we don't know or a group of people, we don't assume their gender and don't exclude them for any reason.

Contribute

Pronouns.page is an open-source project created by volunteers. You can add your contribution too! Here's some areas where we'd appreciate your help. Active contributors will be invited to join our team.

Add entries

Many sections of the website (nouns, queer terminology, inclusive dictionary…) have an option to add and edit entries. If you think something's missing or incorrect, don't hesitate to submit your entry.

Create a new language version

Instructions for creating a new language version are available here. Before starting, please contact us to coordinate with others that might be working on it too.

Add or correct translations

A translation string in an existing language version is missing or incorrect? Click on “Propose translations” in the footer and follow instructions.

Submit a pull request

Technical tasks are managed on this kanban board. Just pick an unassigned task from the “To Do” column, assign it to yourself and start working on it. Don't hesitate to ask questions.