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✋Do You Make These 3 Common Mistakes While Interacting With the LGBTQ Community?
I’m not usually loud and in the spotlight about this topic, but I need to get this off my chest! I see a few friends and industry connections making these common mistakes and, while I’m not mad at them nor do I think they should be ashamed for their innocent mistakes. Please help share kindness by avoiding these common mistakes:
Don’t say phrases like “that’s gay”. It doesn’t matter if you “have a friend that’s gay.” It’s distasteful and could hurt someone who is battling acceptance from a family member or friend.
Don’t feel uncomfortable asking which gender pronouns people prefer – I see this ALL the time in weddings. It’s often all about the “bride and groom” when in reality some couples would gladly prefer neutral pronouns like “the happily married couple.” I get it, it’s new for you, but others are catching up so it’s time to get with the program 🙂
Don’t ask questions about their sexuality unless they share. They get asked all the time annoying questions like “Have you tried both sexes? When did you know? Did your parents accept you?” While those questions may feel like innocent connection points, they might feel like a personal attack or even trigger a bad memory. If you are genuinely curious about someone’s story, openly accept them as they are and you’ll eventually get to know each other!
We hoped you enjoyed our blog about the 3 Common Mistakes While Interacting With The LGBTQ Community! And if you are looking to make your website more inclusive, head on over to our blog post, “10 Tips for Creating an Inclusive Website” !
Do you any other tips for vendors?! What do you have on your website that makes your wording more inclusive? Tell us below! ?
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