Signature Bank chairman Scott Shay co-hosted a “Know Your Pronouns” company seminar in October, where employees were taught how to properly use pronouns such as “Ze” and “Hir. “
Seminar video, uploaded on Signature Bank’s YouTube page in December, made the rounds on social media over the weekend after regulators took control of the bank on Sunday.
Shay delivered a seminar with Finn Brigham, a Manhattan-based corporate consul on gender issues who described himself as a “genderqueer trans masculine person” during the symposium, according to New York Post.
“Know Your Pronouns” interview is part of Signature Bank’s “Social Impact” series.
Shay said he opened the seminar bragging that Signature Bank is “the first bank in the United States to have an openly gay man on our board,” referring to former Rep. Barney Frank (D-MA), who sat on the bank’s board after co-sponsoring legislation to regulate banks after the 2008 financial crisis.
At one point, the video shows Brigham going through a list that includes the following pronouns: he, her, him, her, them, them, ze, and hir.
“The most common pronouns people are familiar with are ‘he’ and ‘she,'” Brigham said. “I don’t know if there’s anyone in the Signature Bank world, but you probably have clients who use ‘they’/’them’ as pronouns. They’re gender-neutral pronouns on purpose.”
“‘Ze’ is another gender-neutral pronoun,” Brigham claimed. “The other part of it is ‘hir’ – spelled HIR.”
As part of its annual Social Impact Report, Signature Bank promoted “sustainability, diversity, equity, inclusion, community engagement, employee development, employee health and safety, and any other initiatives related to the environment, social, or governance.”
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