In order to present information in an accurate and unbiased manner, it's important to be aware of acceptable language and terminology, and which terms to avoid.
Below are links to style guides put together by GLAAD, Trans Pride Canada, & NLGJA. While these guides are intended to assist professional journalists in their reporting of LGBTQ+ stories, they also serve as helpful guides for all writers and researchers in this area.
"You can’t always know what someone’s pronouns are by looking at them. Asking and correctly using someone’s pronouns is one of the most basic ways to show your respect for their gender identity.