Inclusive Language Guidelines
"Words Matter, and they shape our perceptions. Words can make the difference between forging trust or creating distance. Our language must continually evolve with our understanding and acceptance of diverse groups of people."
Guiding Principles of Using Inclusive Language
The National Assemble of State Art Agencies listed the following Guiding Principles of Using Inclusive Language
Gender Pronouns: A Guide for Faculty, Staff, and Allies
Gender & Sexuality Terminology
*Please note that each person who uses any of these terms does so in a unique way (especially terms that are used in the context of an identity label). If you do not understand the context in which a person is using one of these terms, it is always appropriate to ask. This is especially recommended when using terms that we have noted that can have a derogatory connotation.