😟 Binary pronouns

Pronouns that exclude non-binary people

To include all genders, adress people directly or use the genderneutral "they"

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Many people use he or she and her or him in an honest effort to include all genders. But gender isn't binary, neither biologically nor socially. As a result, these promoun options exclude a large section of the gender spectrum and render it invisible. To signal you welcome all genders, address people directly with you or their name. You can share your pronouns inviting others to share theirs. You can use the singular they or use genderneutral options, such as we, all, everyone, or people


If someone needs help, they can always ask me.


If someone needs help, he or she can always ask me.

Dig deeper

USA: According to a 2021 study by the Williams Institute, an estimated 1.2 million American adults aged between 18 and 60 identify as non-binary, making up 11% of the LGBTQ population in that age bracket. A 2020 survey by The Trevor Project found that 26% of LGBTQ youth (ages 13–24) in the U.S. identify as non-binary.

Brazil: A 2021 survey published in Scientific Reports found that 1.19% of Brazilian adults identify as non-binary.

Canada: In April 2022, Statistics Canada released findings from the 2021 census, making Canada the first country to ask a core question about gender identity, and found that 41,355 Canadians aged 15 and over identified as nonbinary

Switzerland: A 2021 survey found that 0.4% of adults in Switzerland describe themselves as non-binary. The survey of 2,690 Swiss residents was weighted to be reflective of the entire population.

From: Wikipedia, Non-binary gender