Facebook on Thursday added more than 50 custom gender options for users who don’t identify simply as “male” or “female.” While this was welcome news to LGBTQ advocates, the company did not publish a list of all the options, leaving users to begin typing into an empty text field in order to bring up a drop-down menu of autocomplete choices. (The site does not seem to allow users to simply leave the field blank, or to type in a gender identifier that is not among the preset options.)
Facebook told me it has no plans to publish a comprehensive list of the choices it offers. So we took it upon ourselves to reconstruct it by typing each letter of the alphabet into the text field, one at a time, and transcribing the options that appeared. We found 56 custom options, bringing the total number of options to 58 including male and female. Please note that it’s possible that the list below is not complete. If you find one that we missed, please feel free to point it out in the comments and we’ll update accordingly.
Female to Male
Male to Female
Previously in Slate:
Facebook No Longer Limits Your Gender to “Male” or “Female”
Will Oremus is a Slate staff writer. Email him at firstname.lastname@example.org or follow him on Twitter.