05 April 2014

Gender Alphabet

With Norrie in mind I note that Facebook in the US (not yet in Australia) has announced that users will be able to choose some "50 different possibilities and permutations of gender identification".

The NY Times quotes an enthusiast commenting that
Over the years, we’ve seen a lot of requests for additional terms. It speaks to how important Facebook is in people’s lives. Having only two options was a big problem.
The options appear to be -
  • Agender 
  • Androgyne 
  • Androgynous 
  • Bigender 
  • Cis 
  • Cisgender 
  • Cis Female 
  • Cis Male 
  • Cis Man
  • Cis Woman 
  • Cisgender Female 
  • Cisgender Male 
  • Cisgender Man 
  • Cisgender Woman 
  • Female to Male 
  • FTM 
  • Gender Fluid 
  • Gender Nonconforming 
  • Gender Questioning 
  • Gender Variant 
  • Genderqueer 
  • Intersex 
  • Male to Female 
  • MTF 
  • Neither 
  • Neutrois 
  • Non-binary 
  • Other 
  • Pangender 
  • Trans 
  • Trans* 
  • Trans Female 
  • Trans* Female 
  • Trans Male 
  • Trans* Male 
  • Trans Man 
  • Trans* Man 
  • Trans Person 
  • Trans* Person 
  • Trans Woman 
  • Trans* Woman 
  • Transfeminine 
  • Transgender 
  • Transgender Female 
  •  Transgender Male 
  • Transgender Man 
  • Transgender Person 
  • Transgender Woman 
  • Transmasculine 
  • Transsexual 
  • Transsexual Female 
  • Transsexual Male 
  • Transsexual Man 
  • Transsexual Person 
  • Transsexual Woman 
  •  Two-Spirit 
There's no indication that Facebook intends to publish statistics on the number of people self-identifying in each category.