Schools in Brighton are to give out pronoun stickers to pupils in a bid to support transgender children.

The stickers, which are being handed out to pupils in secondary schools and colleges, are part of Brighton and Hove City Council’s pronoun badges campaign which aims to prevent “misgendering”.

The council’s badges indicate whether people would like to be addressed as “he”, “she” or “they” – and some are left blank to allow people to fill in their own pronouns.  

Now schools are giving out stickers for the first time to support the council’s campaign.

It comes after freshers at the University of Edinburgh were given pronoun badgesfor the first time in September to avoid wrong assumptions being made about a student’s identity.