Facebook users, others react to social media site creating alternative options for gender

  • by: LISA LEFF , Associated Press
  • Updated: February 14, 2014 - 12:55 AM

SAN FRANCISCO — Facebook announced Thursday that its 159 million U.S. users now have dozens of options for completing the gender question on their profiles. The social media giant has been working with lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender rights groups to expand the choices beyond male and female. The result: a "custom" option that lets users pick from about 50 terms, including transsexual, androgynous and intersex.

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