From today, you do not have to be just a man or just a woman on the popular social network. Facebook has added more choices with about 50 different terms that one can use to identify his gender, as well as three preferred pronouns: his or her own.
The Facebook Reported the changes, jointly with The Associated Press before their release, yesterday Thursday, and will initially cover 159 millions of monthly US users in the US. The changes are intended to give social networking members more choices about how they themselves describe themselves, such as androgynous, bi-gender, intersex, gender fluid or transsexual.
"For many people, this change will mean nothing, but for a few it will be very important," said Facebook software technician Brielle Harrison, who worked on the gender transformation project.
The change in Facebook has brought dozens of moving posts to the company's website as it is another important form of recognition of the growing movement for the rights of transsexuals in America and beyond.