As an example of the level of discourse this issue has received in the U.S., in July 2019, NBC reported that three Democratic 2020 presidential candidates had added their pronouns to their twitter bios:
- Elizabeth Warren (@ewarren)
- Julián Castro (@juliancastro)
- Bill de Blasio (who has since dropped out of the race) (@BilldeBlasio)
(Since then, it looks like Cory Booker (@corybooker) has also added his.)
Recent polling indicates that "about one-in-five U.S. adults know someone who goes by a gender-neutral pronoun."
Is this only an issue of concern in the US? Or are other countries concerned about pronoun usage and whether it could be harmful to some groups or individuals?
Answers should provide evidence such as significant news reporting, polling, or official political party statements, indicating whether this issue is/is not a concern in countries outside of the US.