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Facebook Debuts New Gender Options, Pronoun Choices

February 14, 2014

Facebook Debuts New Gender Options, Pronoun Choices – February 14, 2014 at 03:30PM

beaverdownunder writes "Facebook has recognized it’s a gender-diverse world — at least in the U.S. In addition to Male or Female, Facebook now lets U.S. users choose among some 50 additional options such as ‘transgender,’ ‘cisgender,’ ‘gender fluid,’ ‘intersex’ and ‘neither.’ ‘Users also now have the ability to choose the pronoun they would like to be referred to publicly: he/his, she/her, or the gender-neutral they/their.’ A post on Facebook’s Diversity page said, ‘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." …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.’"

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