Facebook Offering Users 50 Gender Options

Users no longer have to identify as just male or female
By Evann Gastaldo,  Newser Staff
Posted Feb 13, 2014 12:27 PM CST
A Facebook logo is displayed on the screen of an iPad, Wednesday, May 16, 2012 in New York.   (AP Photo/James H. Collins)

(Newser) – Facebook is giving users more options than just "male" and "female" to describe themselves on the social network—a lot more. Starting today, the company will allow any of 50 different gender terms to be used, including androgynous, bi-gender, intersex, gender fluid, and transsexual, the AP reports. In addition, users will be able to choose between three different pronouns (him, her, and them) and can keep their gender identity private if they wish. (Read more Facebook stories.)

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