Editorial Style Guide

The intent of this Editorial Style Guide is to serve as an effective resource for communicators across the Brown campus to establish consistency in editorial style for websites, print publications, social media and more. Learn more about the Editorial Style Guide or download a PDF of the style guide.

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Use instead of Latina or Latino when a gender-neutral term is preferred.


The acronym is acceptable on first reference (stands for Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, Transgender, Queer or Questioning)

  • The LGBTQ community fully supports the initiative.
  • The LGBTQ Center provides comprehensive resources.


One word in all uses, per AP Style.