Many of my classmates either have androgynous names or use pronouns that others might not assume (they/them). For non-binary and transgender classmates, it's hard to know how to refer to them. In many cases, pronouns aren't on teachers or students minds', so students accidentally get misgendered. Having pronouns next to names (maybe optional) would be an easy quick-hand way of communicating the best way to refer to your peers.
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Preferred Pronouns: He, Him, His
Please make this a priority. Using custom backgrounds isn't a good long-term workaround.
Lisa Brankley commented
Including pronouns with our chosen names would absolutely pave the way for respectful communication at our organization. We are eager for this feature as it reflects a value for gender diversity and inclusion.
Please add this feature to be more inclusive.
Mel F. commented
@jfederic- Has there been any update on this request?
Please add pronouns
Please add this capability for all users, not just education. Business users need this functionality as well.
Celeste Holmes commented
Yes, please. I'm certainly interested in this as well.
Carlie Dos Santos commented
Please add preferred pronouns next to names!
Sarah Burton commented
We would like to see this same function for the Teams for Government. We need to create a safe inclusive environment for all users!
I wholeheartedly agree that this feature should be added to Outlook and Teams. Some of my work colleagues include their pronouns in their signatures, so it would be great if there was a field where everyone could enter theirs.
Please do this! Next to names or just under would be great!
Please, please, pleeeeease add a way to write your pronouns! Also having them displayed next to display names would be great. It's something I think Teams is really lacking.
Amy Schrempp commented
Please consider this. It will make meetings more inclusive and safer for everyone.
Catherine Johnson commented
I fully support this and would very much like to have the capability. It affords us the opportunity to not only be more inclusive, but also more supportive. To that end, I would echo what I have seen from at least a couple of others here - allow people to submit/write-in their pronouns rather than creating some kind of prescribed list.
Chip Gehring commented
This would help our organization create a more inclusive virtual environment - yes please!
Eli, they/them commented
Several other video platforms I use have a renaming option that allows me to put in whatever information I need to. Pronouns, name I want to be called by (if different from my legal name or directory name), etc. This would be a simple change that would help Teams keep up with the Joneses, as it were.
Kareem Murphy commented
important and consequential. this is really about human dignity. shouldn't technology serve that basic element? yes!
Mercy Das commented
I support adding a feature on Teams where we can specify our gender. It allows us to be inclusive and respectful.
jordan- xe/fae commented
yes- please add this - considering im a trans man-
like when your about to join the meeting theirs a option to add pronouns -and if you don't want to add your pronouns you can press skip- but obviously i wouldn't skip- and there could be a feature to save pronouns for next time
maybe next to "your name" /"pronouns"(and you can type your pronouns)-
e.g --- jordan/(xe,fae)
anyway i really hope this goes ahead
- jordan (xe.fae)
Please add this feature.