You don’t have to identify as just male or female on Facebook anymore!
The social networking behemoth added a NEW option that allows users to select a custom setting when it comes to their gender!
That’s pretty damn awesome!
High five, Facebook!
Now you’ll be able to type in your own gender identity AND be able to decide who is allowed to see!
You can also choose which pronouns the site will use to describe you to others!
A Facebook engineer who worked on the changes is actually undergoing a gender transformation herself and explained how huge of a deal this is for the website.
Brielle Harrison explained:
"There's going to be a lot of people for whom this is going to mean nothing, but for the few it does impact, it means the world. All too often transgender people like myself and other gender nonconforming people are given this binary option, 'do you want to be male or female? What is your gender?' And it's kind of disheartening because none of those let us tell others who we really are. This really changes that, and for the first time I get to go to the site and specify to all the people I know what my gender is.”
This is such a major step forward!
Hooray for acceptance of ALL people!
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