Gender Inclusivity

ACPA’s value of social justice includes the importance of acknowledging and honoring individuals’ identities. To enact this value, Convention attendees are asked to be mindful of and use others’ gender pronouns. A graphic from Trans Student Educational Resources gives a brief overview of some pronouns; there are an infinite number of pronouns as new ones emerge in languages.

a chart of some gender pronouns by Trans Student Educational Resources. The columns are the “subjective, objective, possessive, and reflexive” part of each pronoun set and an example. The first pronoun set is she, her, hers, and herself. The examples are “she is speaking. I listened to her. The backpack is hers.” The second set is he, him, his, himself. The examples are “he is speaking. I listening to him. The backpack is his.” The third set is (singular) they, them, theirs, themself. The examples are “they are speaking. I listened to them. The backpack is theirs.” The fourth set is ze, hir or zir, hirs or zirs, hirself or zirself. If used it would be ze/hir/hirs/hirself or ze/zir/zirs/zirself. The graphic happened to combine them into one row. The examples included “ze is speaking. I listened to hir. The backpack is zirs.” A note at the top reads “Please note these are not the only pronouns. There are an infinite number of pronouns as new ones emerge in our language. Always ask someone for their pronouns. Designed by Landyn Pan.

When you register for the Convention, you will have the opportunity to indicate your gender pronouns, if you have people use gender pronouns in reference to you. This selection will appear on the printed name badge during Convention. To confirm or change your gender pronouns on your registration, please contact Tricia Fechter Gates at the ACPA International Office.

All-Use Restrooms

All-Use restrooms will be available to all convention participants inclusive of all gender identities and expressions. Restrooms will be marked in convention information as we move closer to #ACPA19.

Trans Resources in Boston

• Massachusetts Transgender Political Coalition

• Trans Boston

• Boston Area Trans Support (BATS)

• GLAAD Trans* Resources

• GLSEN Transgender Students in U.S. Schools Report

• National Center for Transgender Equality

• Trans Student Educational Resources

• Sylvia Rivera Law Project