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Are You Asexual? Polygender? Hermaphrodite? U.K. Facebook Users Can Now Choose From 71 Custom Gender Options

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U.S. Facebook users first experienced the ?integrated 50 gender options, and because it was a hit, U.K. Facebook users are following their steps and now can choose one out of 71 gender options.

Users can change their preferred gender by selecting ?custom? in the gender tab of their Facebook?s profile, plus ?they have the ability to select what they want to be referred publicly : he/him , she/her or they/their.



Facebook only wanted to ensure that U.K. users can reflect the ways that they describe themselves, and to make this possible, they’ve collaborated with Press for Change and Gendered Intelligence.

According to Press for Change?Vice President,?Professor Stephen Whittle,?”Gender identities are complex and for many people, describing themselves as just a man or just a woman has always been inadequate.”

“By challenging the gender binary, Facebook will finally allow thousands of people to describe themselves as they are now and it will allow future generation of kids to become truly comfortable in their own skins.”

U.K. Middle East & Africa Policy Director, Simon Milner said that it is a necessity to feel comfortable and great being their actual selves while using Facebook.

“An important part of this is the expression of gender especially when it extends beyond the definitions of just ?male? or ?female.? Today?s announcement provides significantly more options for people in the UK,” he added.

And because transgender issues became widely considered, different sites have officially executed comparable strategies like Google+, which now permits users to choose from “male”, “female” and “other.”

Here are the 21 new Gender Options for U.K.

  • Asexual
  • Female to male trans man
  • Female to male transgender man
  • Female to male transsexual man
  • F2M
  • Gender neutral
  • Hermaphrodite
  • Intersex man
  • Intersex person
  • Intersex woman
  • Male to female trans woman
  • Male to female transgender woman
  • Male to female transsexual woman
  • Man
  • M2F
  • Polygender
  • T* man
  • T* woman
  • Two* person
  • Two-spirit person
  • Woman
  • The list of the 50 previous gender options
  • Agender
  • Androgyne
  • Androgynes
  • Androgynous
  • Bigender
  • Cis
  • Cis Female
  • Cis Male
  • Cis Man
  • Cis Woman
  • Cisgender
  • Cisgender Female
  • Cisgender Male
  • Cisgender Man
  • Cisgender Woman
  • Female to Male
  • FTM
  • Gender Fluid
  • Gender Nonconforming
  • Gender Questioning
  • Gender Variant
  • Genderqueer
  • Intersex
  • Male to Female
  • MTF
  • Neither
  • Neutrois
  • Non-binary
  • Other
  • Pangender
  • Trans
  • Trans Female
  • Trans Male
  • Trans Man
  • Trans Person
  • Trans*Female
  • Trans*Male
  • Trans*Man
  • Trans*Person
  • Trans*Woman
  • Transexual
  • Transexual Female
  • Transexual Male
  • Transexual Man
  • Transexual Person
  • Transexual Woman
  • Transgender Female
  • Transgender Person
  • Transmasculine
  • Two-spirit

Image Source:?Marco Pak?eningrat

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