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Facebook’s New Gender Options

Facebook has made another notable change to its interface – and this time for the better! – expanding its gender options.

Since its inception, Facebook has offered the two heterosexist, phallocentric options well known to us all – male or female. Now,  the social networking site will offer the fifty choices (see the list below) well known to the LGBT, social community.

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The FAQ information noted some of the following points:

Q: Why is Facebook doing this?

We want everyone to feel comfortable being their true, authentic selves on Facebook.  An important part of this is the expression of gender, especially when it extends beyond the definitions of just male or female.  We’re proud to have worked with leaders in the LGBT community to offer these new features to people who use Facebook.

Unfortunately, the options for “interested in” remain men, women, or both.

But, as they say, “Rome wasn’t built in a day.”

List of Gender Options Available under the Custom Heading:

Agender
Androgyne
Androgynous
Bigender
Cis
Cis Female
Cis Male
Cis Man
Cis Woman
Cisgender
Cisgender Female
Cisgender Male
Cisgender Man
Cisgender Woman
Female to Male
FTM
Gender Fluid
Gender Nonconforming
Gender Questioning
Gender Variant
Genderqueer
Intersex
Male to Female
MTF
Neither
Neutrois
Non-binary
Other
Pangender
Trans
Trans Female
Trans Male
Trans Man
Trans Person
Trans*Female
Trans*Male
Trans*Man
Trans*Person
Trans*Woman
Transexual
Transexual Female
Transexual Male
Transexual Man
Transexual Person
Transexual Woman
Transgender Female
Transgender Person
Transmasculine
Two-spirit

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