Facebook Adds Genders Beyond 'Male' & 'Female': 6 Labels They Forgot (PHOTOS)​

Have you heard? Facebook users who don't identify as being "male" or "female" now have many, many other options to choose from. The change, which was spearheaded by a FB engineer who is undergoing gender transformation from male to female, is actually pretty cool if you think about it. For anyone struggling to identify with a particular gender, there are options out there. You can even select gender-neutral pronouns and wish "them" a happy birthday instead of wishing "her" a happy birthday.

But why stop there? There are numerous ways Facebook probably hasn't even considered that would prevent users from feeling "stuck" with a label in which they don't identify.

When it comes to gender, it makes sense that some identify as "Transexual Males" or "Pangender," but there are times when some of us may feel like members of a different race or even species. And let's not get started on age -- or, worse of all, the dreaded relationship status. So many possibilities, so little time. Here are 6 suggestions.


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Amber Justice

This is incredibly offensive.

fave82 fave82

^^ wah.

AliPa... AliParker

You just took a big milestone in social media and made it a joke. What in your life made you such a horrible person? This is a big deal to the millions that are transgender or any other that "male" "female".

It was very wrong of you to try and make a joke of it.

Laura Walteros

Uh.....comparing any of these to the new Gender Identity options is extrodinarily offensive. Did no one think this was a terrible idea before posting it????

Einyn Einyn

This is pretty offensive. Did I miss the joke?

nonmember avatar anonymous

Okay, here we go, folks. Look down between your legs. Got a penis? You're a man. Got a vagina? You're a woman. Lesson finished.

nonmember avatar meowmeow

In response to anonymous whose comment I think is above mine, what your sex is doesn't necessarily correlate with what your gender is. There are men with vaginas, and women with penises. There are folks who don't identify as either or who identify as both. That's why all these options help. If you asked to start going by a nickname that made you feel more comfortable, people would do that. Pronouns are like that times 100, if someone is more comfortable as 'them' instead of 'she' then why does it make any difference to you? Lesson finished :-)

Frost... FrostyMelted

This is incredibly offensive but typical of the moronic women who blog on this site. How they found this many women without brains is amazing. 

nonmember avatar anonymous

I wonder how many times the word "offensive" is going to pop up in here. Grow a pair (get it?).

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