Factsheet

Gender-Neutral Language Sheet

2016

Gender-Neutral Language Sheet

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This factsheet was developed by QMUNITY.

HERE’S HOW THE AUTHORS DESCRIBE THIS FACTSHEET:

A printable card to encourage and empower everyone to be mindful of language.

We invite you to download a printable version of the card and to spread the word about the positive impact of using gender-neutral language.

It is important that we use language that is both inclusive, and affirmative. In some instances, calling a group of women ladies, or a group of men guys, can be gender-affirming. In many instances, we may not know an individual’s gender identity, nor the gender identity of everyone in a group. Be mindful of gendered language that we use.

In 2012, Toni Latour, Jenny Lynn, and James Kelly set out to make these cards in response to people being misgendered or “lady’ed” in restaurants. With Toni’s permission, we adapted the original design to encourage and empower everyone to be mindful of language.

QMUNITY. (2016). Gender-Neutral Language Sheet. Retrieved from https://qmunity.ca/wp-content/uploads/2015/12/Gender-Inclusivity-Sheet_PDF-web-SEPT-2016.pdf

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