Gender Neutral Terms and Pronouns: How to Use Them the Right Way

Gender Neutral Terms and Pronouns: How to Use Them the Right Way

The Merriam-Webster dictionary, in a move to shed some positive light on gender neutral terms, chose the word, "they," as their 2019 Word of the Year.

As information and acceptance spread about gender neutrality, more people find that the list of pronouns, they, them, and theirs fit them better than gendered pronouns. In 2018, a reported 3% of polled teenagers identified as nonbinary, an uptick from years prior.

For many people, there remains some uncertainty about what gender neutrality is and how to use gender neutral pronouns the right way.

Read on to find out more about gender neutrality and how to use gender pronouns the right way.

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An In-Depth Guide to LGBT+ Symbols and Pride Flags

An In-Depth Guide to LGBT+ Symbols and Pride Flags

The LGBT+ community fights a seemingly never-ending battle against all kinds of hatred and ignorance. Thankfully, they are not fighting alone. Members of the community may find their greatest power in solidarity. When they join forces, they can best all challengers, protect the innocent, and achieve victories that would be impossible on their own.

Flags and symbols are major elements of this struggle. They can unite diverse peoples and give them and their allies a clear, visual means to present that unity. Moreover, they can demonstrate to the world that they are here, queer, and proud — and never going back into society’s closet.

Here is Rainbow Depot’s own guide to the LGBT+ symbols and pride flags that continue to give people a way to express their identities.

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