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Facebook's new gender identity options

You don't have to be just male or female, on Facebook anymore!

The social media giant is adding a "customizable" option, with about 50 different terms people can use -- to identify their gender.

They can also choose one of three preferred pronoun choices: him, her, them.

Facebook says the changes initially cover the company's 159 million monthly users in the U.S. and are aimed at giving people more choices on how they describe themselves such as androgynous, bi-gender, or transsexual.

The company will also allow people to keep their gender identity private.


   New gender options Facebook is making available for U.S. users:
   Agender
   Androgyne
   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 Woman
   Trans *
   Trans * Female
   Trans * Male
   Trans * Man
   Trans * Person
   Trans * Woman
   Transexual
   Transexual Female
   Transexual Male
   Transexual Man
   Transexual Person
   Transexual Woman
   Transgender Female
   Transgender Male
   Transgender Man
   Transgender Person
   Transgender Woman
   Transmasculine
   Two-spirit
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