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Facebook introduces more gender categories

2014-03-21  |  Comebuy News

Facebook offers to its members in the United States starting immediately additional gender categories to choose from. Thus, the social network opens up people who feel like insiders not clearly a biological gender. Other than 'male' and 'female' users can specify more recently, for example, also "intersexuell" or "transsexual" in their profile.

Also members may choose in the future the personal pronouns, with the public news is referenced in. Instead of only "he" or "she" now also a gender-neutral "it" is available. Users can also define which groups of their friends may see sex providing they have chosen.

Facebook has announced the changes in the gender categories on its diversity page (screenshot: ZDNet).

The innovation has announced Facebook on its diversity page. Therefore it has zusammengerarbeitet, advocating for the rights of lesbian, gay, bisexual and transsexual with various activist groups. "Even if this change is likely to mean little for many, it is a great thing for those concerned", it is in the record that shows a picture of a rainbow flag on the Facebook campus in Menlo Park. "We shen is another way, a place to make Facebook, where people can express their true identity."

So far, the additional gender categories are only on the English-speaking Facebook page available. The social network wants to introduce it in the future but also in other languages.

[with material by Donna Tam,]

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