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Maurice Gattis and Archana Pathak use VCU’s “Call Me By My Name” initiative as an example for other organizations to adopt in this timely byline.

September 22, 2022

The importance of appropriate pronouns is something that is becoming more widely acknowledged, but not everyone may realize that chosen names matter just as much. They matter, moreover, not just for the transgender and nonbinary communities but also for people in a variety of situations for whom a legal name or birth name may not be their true chosen name. Due to the lack of conversation around this, organizations that wish to be supportive might not know how.