A writing guide for students at the University of Minnesota has taken the time to list various “nonbinary gender pronouns” and how to use each in a sentence.
The guide was created with input from the assistant director of the school's Gender and Sexuality Center for Queer and Trans Life.
“Many people understand the existence of gender pronouns beyond the binary (she/her/hers or he/him/his),” it begins. “However, they may not be familiar with how to use those pronouns in sentences. As a result, even when they know the pronouns of reference for a person, they can struggle to incorporate those pronouns in their writing.”
The chart includes words such as “ey/em/eirs” and “ze/zir/zirs,” noting it was adapted from a similar University of Wisconsin guide, which is no longer online:
The school's “Campus Climate” Twitter account marketed the guideline as a “terrific resource” earlier this summer:
— Campus Climate UMN (@CampusClimateMN) July 18, 2017
Campus Reform first reported the story Tuesday.