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In providing safe and inclusive spaces, the importance of recognizing and properly addressing one another is both necessary and imperative to community building. As a step toward building healthy and inclusive communities, Stonewall Sports has incorporated a Name and Pronouns box, located on the front of the player’s shirt. Stonewall Sports Gainesville encourages players to make use of this space to properly identify themselves and help others around them do the same. Together, we have the ability to transform society to celebrate peoples’ multiple, intersecting identities.

What Are Pronouns?

Pronouns are used to refer to someone in the third person. Pronouns and the societal implications and stereotypes for gender expression and gender identity are often limiting and may result in misgendering someone. Misgendering someone occurs when you intentionally or unintentionally refer to, relate to, or use descriptive language for a person that doesn’t align with their affirmed gender. Misgendering can have a negative impact on self-confidence and mental health, and may result in outing someone to others. It is Stonewall Sports Gainesville’s hope that the outward sharing of one’s pronouns will make misgendering less likely to occur.

For more on pronouns, please read A Guide To Non-binary Pronouns and Why They Matter on HuffPost Communities.

Name/Pronoun Box

The Name/Pronoun box should be used to help others identify and address players respectfully. The name section of the box should include the name which players prefer people to be called but should not include nicknames that others may find offensive. Proper first names are suggested, but not required. The pronouns sections of the box should be used to help others properly refer to and identify players. The use of nicknames and other colloquialisms is strongly discouraged.

Please contact our DEI Director or our League Commissioner for questions about filling out the Name/Pronoun box.

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anonymous incident form

Have any concerns or complaints? You can submit these anonymously (or not anonymously)! We are here to listen and address your concerns. If you'd like to report an issue in person, please reach out to our DEI Director.

Anonymous Incident Form

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We are now offering scholarships to help cover registration fees! Our goal is to make joining Stonewall possible for all. For more details, or if you have any questions, please reach out to our DEI Director.

Scholarship Form