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Why do pronouns matter to TREC?

TREC respects gender identity.  We understand that we cannot assume to know each others’ pronouns by our names or appearance.  For some of us, it is a privilege not to have to worry about which pronoun will be used based on how our gender is perceived. If we fail to respect someone else’s gender identity, it is not only disrespectful and hurtful but also oppressive.

TREC normalizes the practice of sharing our pronouns to challenge the belief that all pronouns can be assumed and to create a supportive community for all people.