Facebook Acknowledges Various GendersCategory: Internet
Posted: February 13, 2014 05:02PM
In a move that has received a relatively positive response, Facebook has implemented additional terms that can be used to describe the gender of an individual. In all, around 50 new terms have been added to the social media website in order to describe gender, and include but are not limited to terms like gender fluid, intersex, and transsexual. Facebook has also integrated additional pronouns that users can select to be addressed as, such as he or his, she or her, and they or their. In working with multiple leading lesbian, gay, bisexual, and transgender organizations, Facebook publically announced that it wants users to feel comfortable expressing who they are. While the new gender options are available to all Facebook users immediately, the ability to keep gender private is still an option for those who choose to do so.
Source: USA Today