Facebook added the ability for users to specify custom genders – such as transgender, androgynous and genderqueer — in February, and the social network has now extended those options to indicating family members users are connected with.
NorthStar Asset Management issued a rebuttal to Facebook’s guidance in its Schedule 14A filing with the Securities and Exchange Commission detailing measures up for vote at its annual meeting, saying in a Form Px14a6g filing with the SEC that shareholders should vote for the resolution involving political contributions, and not against it, as the company advised.
Last week, Facebook announced that its users would be able to pick genders from a custom list, instead of choosing either “male” or “female,” like they did before.
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).
A Facebook spokesman told The Wall Street Journal’s Washington Wire blog that approximately 70 percent of the social network’s users in the U.S. have at least one friend who has indicated on Facebook that they are gay, lesbian, or bisexual.
Within hours, 24,343 people RSVPed as attending on an event page protesting Facebook deleting a photo of two men kissing.