everybody I know has used heterosexuality as a stepping stone to coming out of the closet as gay or bi, so I think we need to have a serious conversation about whether heterosexuality exists
using the correct pronouns is just as important when that person isn’t around to hear you use them
pronouns and NAMES.
be respectful of them both.
LETS TALK ABOUT NOT OUTING PEOPLE ON ACCIDENT
LETS TALK ABOUT FINDING OUT WHO IT IS OKAY FOR YOU TO USE A PERSONS CORRECT NAME AND PRONOUNS AROUND
LETS TALK ABOUT FINDING OUT WHEN IT IS NOT OKAY TO USE A PERSONS CORRECT NAME AND PRONOUNS
LETS TALK ABOUT WAYS TO NOT MISGENDER OR INCORRECTLY NAME A PERSON, WHILE MAINTAINING THEIR SAFETY
- say a persons name/nickname that you know is okay to use instead of saying their pronouns and/or their correct name
- terms of endearment like friend, comrade, pal, chum, buddy, cohort, bosom friend, bff, bestie, coworker, cutie, babe, cool cat, or some other genderless nameless endearment term (or non endearment) are also great options to use instead of names or pronouns! always ask the person in question if they are okay with them!
NEVER EVER TALK ABOUT A TRANS PERSON AT ALL IN ANY WAY SHAPE OR FORM IF YOU THINK THERE IS THE SLIGHTEST OF CHANCES THAT THE PERSON YOU ARE TALKING TO COULD POSSIBLY POSE A RISK TOWARDS THE TRANS PERSON YOU ARE CONTEMPLATING DISCUSSING.