Facebook lets you specify a custom gender in your profile


It’s time for Facebook to give the possibility of freely specify the gender users identify themselves with. You can now specify a custom gender as well as a preferred pronoun and if you face challenges sharing your true gender, you can limit who sees it.


In collaboration with Facebook’s Network of Support and with an organization dedicated to the LGBT rights, this comes as a step to draw attention over the importance of this expression of gender, especially when it extends beyond the definitions of just “male” or ”female”. Facebook will offer an extensive list of gender identities that many people use to describe themselves.


For the moment, the new custom gender option is available to everyone who uses Facebook in U.S.

Source: engadget