Did You Know There Are 58 Gender Options?

Posted On: June 23, 2017

Do you know that Facebook introduced dozens of options for users to identify their gender back in 2014?

Previously, users had to identify themselves as male or female. They were also given the option of not answering or keeping their gender private. Users can now select a “custom” gender option. Facebook also allows users to select between three pronouns: “him,” “her” or “their.”

“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,” Facebook software engineer Brielle Harrison told the Associated Press. Harrison, who worked on the project, is in the process of gender transition, from male to female.

And though social media giant said it would not be releasing a comprehensive list, ABC News found at least 58 according to this article.

The following are the 58 gender options identified by ABC News:

  1. 1. Agender
    2. Androgyne
    3. Androgynous
    4. Bigender
    5. Cis
    6. Cisgender
    7. Cis Female
    8. Cis Male
    9. Cis Man
    10. Cis Woman
    11. Cisgender Female
    12. Cisgender Male
    13. Cisgender Man
    14. Cisgender Woman
    15. Female
    16. Female to Male
    17. FTM
    18. Gender Fluid
    19. Gender Nonconforming
    20. Gender Questioning
    21. Gender Variant
    22. Genderqueer
    23. Intersex
    24. Male
    25. Male to Female
    26. MTF
    27. Neither
    28. Neutrois
    29. Non-binary
    30. Other
    31. Pangender
    32. Trans
    33. Trans*
    34. Trans Female
    35. Trans* Female
    36. Trans Male
    37. Trans* Male
    38. Trans Man
    39. Trans* Man
    40. Trans Person
    41. Trans* Person
    42. Trans Woman
    43. Trans* Woman
    44. Transfeminine
    45. Transgender
    46. Transgender Female
    47. Transgender Male
    48. Transgender Man
    49. Transgender Person
    50. Transgender Woman
    51. Transmasculine
    52. Transsexual
    53. Transsexual Female
    54. Transsexual Male
    55. Transsexual Man
    56. Transsexual Person
    57. Transsexual Woman
    58. Two-Spirit

For the article, click here.

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About Dr. Martha Tara Lee

Surrounded by friends who were sexually inhibited and struck by dire lack of positive conversations around sex and sexuality in Singapore, Dr. Martha Tara Lee decided to take it upon herself to right this societal injustice in 2007. She set out to make a positive difference in embarking on her doctorate in human sexuality, then launching Eros Coaching in 2009. Today, she remains dedicated to working with individuals and couples who wish to lead self-actualised and pleasure-filled lives.

She also holds certificates in counselling, coaching and sex therapy, and is currently pursuing her fourth degree – a Masters in Counselling. In practice for more than seven years, she is the only certified sexuality educator by the American Association of Sexuality Educators, Counselors and Therapists (AASECT) in Singapore.

Often cited in the local media, Dr. Lee is the appointed sex expert for Men’s Health Singapore, and Men’s Health Malaysia. She was recognised as one of ‘Top 50 Inspiring Women Under 40′ by Her World in July 2010, and one of ‘Top 100 Inspiring Women’ by CozyCot in March 2011. She is the host of weekly radio show Eros Evolution on the OMTimes Radio Network. She has published two books: Love, Sex and Everything In-Between, and Orgasmic Yoga.

Martha works with individuals and couples in private coaching sessions, and conducts her own workshops. She takes prides in making sure all her workshops are also fun, educational, and sex-positive. This comes easily to her because even though she is extremely dedicated and serious about her work, she fundamentally believes that sex is meant to be fun, wonderful, amazing and sacred. As such, this serious light-heartedness has shone through again and again. For her full profile, click here. Email her here.

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