Facebook global head of diversity Maxine Williams spoke with Jeff Bercovici of Forbes about the challenged she has faced in almost one year on the job at the social network, and the progress she and the rest of Facebook Diversity have made.
Facebook announced that its users now have the ability to specify custom genders, such as transgender, androgynous, and genderqueer, and they can also specify whether to publicly be referred to as male (he/his), female (she/her), or neutral (they/their).
Facebook’s trademark color has always been (and will likely always be) blue. However, on Friday, the social network will turn select national pages purple as it joins Tumblr and Yahoo in support of gay youth on Spirit Day.
Facebook did not hide its support of the gay community ahead of National Coming Out Day Thursday, posting a recap video from the San Francisco Pride 2012 Parade on the Facebook Diversity page Wednesday night.