Facebook debuts new gender options

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Facebook debuts new gender options

By Stella Inger. CREATED Feb 13, 2014

TUCSON (KGUN9-TV) -   Millions of Facebook users now have options for completing the gender question on their profile.

Facebook has been working with lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender rights group to expand the choices. 

The social media giant is adding around 50 different terms that users can select to identify their gender. Those include words like "androgynous, bi-gender, intersex, gender fluid or transsexual.

Facebook says a lot of people won't care about the changes, but for the few it does impact it means the world.

Facebook will also let users keep their gender identity set to private.
Here's what's 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(asterisk)
  • Trans(asterisk)Female
  • Trans(asterisk)Male
  • Trans(asterisk)Man
  • Trans(asterisk)Person
  • Trans(asterisk)Woman
  • Transexual
  • Transexual Female
  • Transexual Male

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Stella Inger anchors the 5:00, 6:00 and 10:00 PM news with Guy Atchley. When not working, Stella loves to volunteer in her community. She enjoys working with children and helping homeless animals find loving homes.