How to get my name and pronouns right

Hi. I am a nonbinary transgender person. Under section 7.4 of the Ontario Human Rights Code policy on preventing discrimination because of gender identity and gender expression, I have the right to be known by my chosen name and my proper personal pronouns. I am requesting that you respect this civil right.

  1. My first name is A.W., pronounced eh-double-you. Please use this in all situations that do not require my full legal name.
  2. My 3rd person pronouns are they/them/their/themself. Here are some good things to know:-
  3. I do not like honorifics. But if you must use one, my honorific is Prof. or Dr.. Another gender neutral option is Mx., pronounced mix, which is more commonly used in the UK than in North America.

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