How to Stop Being Performative and Genuinely Help Trans People

Focus on the medical, legal, and economic disparities trans people face — not the pronouns in your bio.

Screenshot of a study titled “What’s in a pronoun: Exploring gender pronouns as an organizational identity-safety cue among sexual and gender minorities.” by Johnson, Pietri, Buck, and Daas (2021).

Recently, I was dismayed to read this article in the Journal of Experimental Social Psychology, examining how companies benefit when their employees list pronoun in their bios. The paper…