International Pronouns Day occurs on the third Wednesday in October each year and seeks to make respecting, sharing and educating about personal pronouns commonplace. To mark International Pronouns Day, Patient Champions from the Chelsea Centre of Gender Surgery (CCGS), Tristan and Freddy, along with staff members across the Trust, have created a video sharing why using pronouns is important.
Pronouns are words that can be used when speaking about ourselves and others and these small words can have a big impact. Often pronouns we use have a gender implied, such as “he” to refer to a man, or “she” to refer to a woman. However, some people may prefer gender neutral pronouns, such as singular “they/them”. If you are unsure, it is always best to ask.