Facebook offers additional choices for gender identity

Feb 14, 2014, 4:55 AM EST
The logo of social networking website 'Facebook' is displayed on a computer screen in London, 12 December 2007.
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For the first time, Facebook Inc is letting users of its online social network identify themselves as a gender other than male and female. The basic user profile for members in the United States now includes a customizable category among the gender types that users must select, the world's No.1 Internet social network announced on Thursday, the day the feature became available for U.S. members using the site's English-language version.

Background:

In new profile feature, Facebook offers choices for gender identity [Reuters]

Facebook goes beyond 'male' and 'female' with new gender options [CNN]

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