Welcome to TIMP!
My name is Lee Airton. I’ve been involved for many years in queer and transgender communities during the rise of current gender-neutral pronoun usage. I have been using singular they as my personal pronoun since 2011. My motivation for creating this blog came from experiences about pronouns in transgender and/or non-binary peoples’ lives, both my own and those of others. My experiences with TIMP and the Canadian political climate around gender-neutral pronouns led me to found the No Big Deal Campaign last fall, which helps people use and show their support for transgender peoples’ pronouns.
I’m an Assistant Professor in the Faculty of Education at Queen’s University. I hold a Ph.D. in Education from York University, and previous degrees in education and gender studies from McGill University. You can learn more about my work by visiting my website.