Largest U.S. Teachers Union Releases Pronoun Guide With ‘Ze’ And ‘Zir’

Sign for inclusive restroom, with symbol indicating male, female and transgender as well as handicapped symbol, part of LGBT rights initiatives in the Mission District neighborhood of San Francisco, California, July 18, 2019. (Photo by Smith Collection/Gado/Getty Images)

At a glance

  • The National Education Association’s pronoun guide says it has been made available to members of the union and “staff to better understand and use pronouns in a respectful way for all NEA meetings and communications.”
  • “Misgendering results in marginalization and communicates that a person’s identity is not being seen or respected,” the guide claimed.
  • The NEA includes more than three million members nationwide.

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