On Facebook, you don’t have to choose either male or female anymore. You can now choose from over 50 different terms to identify your gender.
Facebook said the changes are aimed at giving its users more choices in how they describe themselves, such as androgynous, gender fluid, transsexual, intersex and bi-sexual. To come up with these choices, Facebook has worked with leading LGBT advocacy organizations.
Facebook, which has 1.23 billion active monthly users worldwide, also allows its users to keep their gender identity private and will continue to do so.
“We want you to feel comfortable being your true, authentic self,” according to Facebook’s diversity webpage.
This is a huge step for Facebook towards acceptance for people who don’t identify themselves as either male or female. But at the same time, this could also offend users who believe in only these two genders.