How to use proper terminology?

When referring to transgender people, the most acceptable terms to use are ‘Trans’ or ‘Transgender.’ 

Both should be used as adjectives (i.e., “a trans person” or “a transgender person” instead of “a transgender”). 


Pronouns are extremely important, as they represent a person’s identity, and misusing them can compromise a transgender person’s sense of safety and comfort. 

The most common pronouns used by transgender people are those that most people are already aware of. These are; “she/her/hers”, “they/their/them”, and “he/him/his”. 


There are also other sets of pronouns, although the correct set to use can vary depending on the individual.

Always use the pronouns the transgender person has advised you to use. If you make a mistake, that’s totally fine; just apologize and move on. 💜