International Pronouns Day

International Pronouns Day is an education and advocacy day about pronouns; it occurs on the third Wednesday of October. Founded in 2018 by Shige Sakurai, the event engages prospective allies in respecting others’ pronouns, sharing one’s own pronouns, and raising understanding about gender liberation, with pronouns and inclusive language as an entry point to building respect, awareness, and greater learning. The campaign is grassroots in nature, with participation from numerous countries, and is also supported by an executive board and volunteer committees.

History and Focus

International Pronouns Day is the first campaign on the topic to gain major international participation and attention. It was preceded by decades of activism and education by numerous advocates around the world, including localized campaigns to raise awareness about pronouns.

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