Facebook just took a major step toward becoming more inclusive. The site now offers users customizable gender options in addition to the standard “male” and “female” choices. Facebook members can choose from 50 different labels, like “transgender,” “intersex” and simply “neither.”
Facebook explained that they want all users, regardless of how they identify sexually, “to feel comfortable being [their] true, authentic self” when using the site. They reportedly worked with several sexual advocacy organizations to come up with the new gender labels. Hey, if you have to be put in a box, at least let it be the right one.