Facebook Diversity put up the Rainbow Flag,while announcing its new custom gender option/FACEBOOK
Facebook Diversity put up the Rainbow Flag,while announcing its new custom gender option/FACEBOOK

On Thursday, Facebook Diversity announced its plans for offering new custom gender option for its users. The option, that is currently available only in the US, has been well received by the LGBT community. Interestingly, the Facebook gender option gives out more than 50 options for the users to select from.

On 13 February, it was announced on Facebook Diversity page: "When you come to Facebook to connect with the people, causes, and organizations, you care about, we want you to feel comfortable being your true, authentic self. An important part of this is the expression of gender, especially when it extends beyond the definitions of just "male" or female." So today, we're proud to offer a new custom gender option to help you better express your own identity on Facebook."

The new custom gender options, that Facebook has come up, are based on the suggestion from LGBG advocacy organizations. The list is really extensive and has more than 50 gender options to choose from. "...people who select a custom gender will now have the ability to choose the pronoun they'd like to be referred to publicly — male (he/his), female (she/her) or neutral (they/their)," it was announced.
The users can also control the audience with whom they want to share the custom gender. There are gender options such as 'Neither' and another called two-Spirit.

The Slate was the first one to dig out all the custom gender options and have them listed. The list is really extensive - Here Are All the Different Genders You Can Be on Facebook.

1. Agender
2. Androgyne
3. Androgynous
4. Bigender
5. Cis
6. Cisgender
7. Cis Female
8. Cis Male
9. Cis Man
10. Cis Woman
11. Cisgender Female
12. Cisgender Male
13. Cisgender Man
14. Cisgender Woman
15. Female to Male
16. FTM
17. Gender Fluid
18. Gender Nonconforming
19. Gender Questioning
20. Gender Variant
21. Genderqueer
22. Intersex
23. Male to Female
24. MTF
25. Neither
26. Neutrois
27. Non-binary
28. Other
29. Pangender
30. Trans
31. Trans*
32. Trans Female
33. Trans* Female
34. Trans Male
35. Trans* Male
36. Trans Man
37. Trans* Man
38. Trans Person
39. Trans* Person
40. Trans Woman
41. Trans* Woman
42. Transfeminine
43. Transgender
44. Transgender Female
45. Transgender Male
46. Transgender Man
47. Transgender Person
48. Transgender Woman
49. Transmasculine
50. Transsexual
51. Transsexual Female
52. Transsexual Male
53. Transsexual Man
54. Transsexual Person
55. Transsexual Woman
56. Two-Spirit