Language is inclusive when we use words in ways that demonstrate our respect for how people describe their own genders, bodies and relationships. It is important to show this respect even when we are describing people who are not present.
Inclusive language is about…
- Welcoming all people to participate in and contribute to our families, schools, workplaces, communities and services.
- Giving all people the opportunity to make responsible health choices.
- Giving everyone a fair go.
This guide explains how.