Friday, 14 February 2014

Facebook Goes Beyond 'Male' & 'Female' With New Gender Options

"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," Facebook said in a post on its Diversity page.

"An important part of this is the expression of gender, especially when it extends beyond the definitions of just 'male' or 'female,' " the post continued. "So today, we're proud to offer a new custom gender option to help you better express your own identity on Facebook."
Facebook said it worked with a group of leading lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender advocacy organizations to come up with the new gender categories. "Facebook users from across the country have been asking for the ability to reflect their gender accurately, and today Facebook showed they have been listening
To edit your gender status (or other personal information), Facebook offers these instructions:
Go to your Timeline (which we sometimes refer to as your profile).
Click Update Info at the bottom of your cover photo.
Click Edit in the top right of the section you'd like to change. (The new gender options are only accessible within an autocomplete drop-down menu, so you have to begin typing to see them appear.)
Enter your new info and click Save.

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