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
Did you know that, in fact, you are all ****** ******* dogshit, in addition?!?!! 🤗
How about you just learn your classmates' names if you want them to feel respected?
Preferred Pronouns: She, Shim, Shis
Yuck, no thanks
I have created a suggestion on the Azure AD uservoice for this feature, as this is an Identity feature that should flow down to Teams:
Please make this happen! It is important that we foster inclusion and allow people to choose how they are addressed.
god no, please god.
Would love to have this available for my company. In fact, it was a search for how to do this that brought me to this page.
Please do this!
Cris Suazo (she/her/they) commented
For those who seek more info on why normalizing pronouns matters check out: https://www.mypronouns.org/
Gabby W commented
It would really help me feel respected and valid
Stephanie Glock commented
This is a crucial item that is needed immediately!!! Nobody deserves to get misgendered!!!
Add this, please!
Please add this! I would absolutely love this feature.
Chris Littlejohn commented
I would love this feature to be added. Teams needs to be more inclusive.
Jes Philo commented
This is a crucial item that is needed not only in TEAMs, but all Microsoft products where a person's name is represented - you never know based on name alone what the gender or pronouns may be. This is the best way to be inclusive and bring light to the variations in gender. PLEASE make this change!
This should be added to the Public option as well, not just schools. My behavioral healthcare organization would love to see this feature added!
James (he/him) commented
Excellent. Thanks Jim. This will mean a great deal to some people, will help to educate others, and will be practically useful to just about everyone.
In the spirit of really getting this right, a colleague recently corrected me on an important point: If someone tells you their pronouns, those are their pronouns—not their 'preferred' pronouns. There are not some other *valid* pronouns for that person out there, for people to choose from.
Yes! This would be a great feature to add.
Yes, zoom had this feature during a virtual conference I attended today. Our org typically uses Teams for interviews, so to have this option would be amazing