Facebook introduces new gender options!

The world’s largest social media, Facebook, recently announced that it has expanded its male/female binary up to 56 new terms! That means you don’t have to be just male or female to be on Facebook anymore. A new option called custom”, is where 56 new terms have been made available for users to select and properly identify themselves. This will enable the 1.2 billion Users of Facebook to have more choices in how they describe themselves. Genders such as androgynous, Cisgender, intersex, gender fluid, Gender Nonconforming, Two-spirit are now available.

 

A Facebook software engineer ,Brielle Harrison, had this to say:

“There’s going to be a lot of people for whom this is going to mean nothing, but for the few it does impact, it means the world,”

Harrison, also worked on the project and is undergoing gender transformation from male to female. She said she was changing her Facebook identity from Female to TransWoman.

Facebook says it worked with its “Network of Support, a group of leading LGBT advocacy organizations” in order to select the new gender identity options.
See the total list of genders currently available, below:

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

There is nothing I won’t hear in this world! Facebook should please do users a favour, by explaining some of those terms. What in the world does Two-spirit, Pangender and Gender Fluid even mean?

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