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Facebook Now Offers 56 Gender Identity Options

Until recently, Facebook allowed you to identify either as a ‘male’ or ‘female.’ The social network has finally expanded the list to include more gender identities, allowing you to identify yourself far more accurately.


Facebook custom gender option

Facebook had apparently been working with ‘Network of Support’ which is a group of LGBT advocacy organizations. The new list of gender options contains 56 identities to choose from. These include not only the likes of ‘asexual’ and ‘transgender’ but also ‘genderqueer.’

Moreover, the social network also allows you to choose the exact pronoun that should be used with your name. This is certainly a great step towards allowing better identification of individuals in the digital realm.

According to the official announcement by Facebook, “When you come to Facebook to connect with the people, causes, and organizations you care about, we want you to feel comfortable being your true, authentic self. An important part of this is the expression of gender, especially when it extends beyond the definitions of just “male” or female.” So today, we’re proud to offer a new custom gender option to help you better express your own identity on Facebook.”

Another excellent move by the social network is to enable the option of controlling the audience which can see a given user’s custom gender. The announcement further states, “We also have added the ability for people to control the audience with whom they want to share their custom gender. We recognize that some people face challenges sharing their true gender identity with others, and this setting gives people the ability to express themselves in an authentic way.”

The list of 56 gender identities that are now available is as follows:

  1. Agender
  2. Androgyne
  3. Androgynous
  4. Bigender
  5. Cis
  6. Cis Female
  7. Cis Male
  8. Cis Man
  9. Cis Woman
  10. Cisgender
  11. Cisgender Female
  12. Cisgender Male
  13. Cisgender Man
  14. Cisgender Woman
  15. Female to Male
  16. FTM
  17. Gender Fluid
  18. Gender Nonconforming
  19. Gender Questioning
  20. Gender Variant
  21. Genderqueer
  22. Intersex
  23. Male to Female
  24. MTF
  25. Neither
  26. Neutrois
  27. Non-binary
  28. Other
  29. Pangender
  30. Trans
  31. Trans Female
  32. Trans Male
  33. Trans Man
  34. Trans Person
  35. Trans Woman
  36. Trans*
  37. Trans* Female
  38. Trans* Male
  39. Trans* Man
  40. Trans* Person
  41. Trans* Woman
  42. Transfeminine
  43. Transgender
  44. Transgender Female
  45. Transgender Male
  46. Transgender Man
  47. Transgender Person
  48. Transgender Woman
  49. Transmasculine
  50. Transsexual
  51. Transsexual Female
  52. Transsexual Male
  53. Transsexual Man
  54. Transsexual Person
  55. Transsexual Woman
  56. Two-spirit

Source: Facebook
Courtesy: ReadWrite

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