You can now add gender pronouns to your user profile on Meta by navigating to your User Preferences → Profile page!
Encouraging the disclosure and use of gender pronouns helps create inclusive and welcoming work environments, and one of the simplest ways to promote the appropriate and correct use of pronouns is by being open about your own in everyday communications.
We’ve added an optional Gender Pronouns Userfield on Meta you can now add to your profile so you can share what pronouns you would like to be referred to as while interacting within the community.
Adding your gender pronouns to your user profile page will add these pronouns to your user card and your publicly viewable user summary page, so others can easily see what pronouns you use.
You can also change your pronouns at anytime, and there’s no limit on the number of pronouns you can add to your profile.
Using a person’s chosen name and desired pronouns is a form of mutual respect and basic courtesy, and a way to demonstrate empathy and kindness towards other people. Everyone deserves to have their self-ascribed name and pronouns respected.
As a diverse team, we hope that this addition will help continue promoting an inclusive environment and provide a positive impression on LGBTQ+ individuals, especially for those who may feel particularly vulnerable in a digital environment.
If you’d like to learn more, the following article contains a brief overview about using pronouns in your daily life.
If you’d like to add a pronouns option to your site you can create a Custom User Field following instructions in this topic Create and configure custom user fields