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Facebook adds gender-neutral options for family members


Facebook took a big step for nonbinary folks everywhere this year when it expanded its multiple choice list of gender identities far, far beyond “male” and “female.” Now it’s expanded its list of descriptors for family members as well.

In addition to being able to list family member using terms like “father,” “mother,” “brother,” “sister,” “aunt,” and “uncle,” the latest update allows users to designate their relationship to other users using terms like “sibling (gender neutral),” “child (gender neutral),” “cousin (gender neutral),” and “sibling-in-law (gender neutral).”

Unlike Facebook’s last gender option upgrade, this change was rolled out with no official announcement, so it’s possible that it’s still being tested. Nonetheless, it’s another exciting change that shows our culture and language changing to accommodate who we are. All good things. 


Trailer: ‘Rosewater' - Nov 7

Directed by Jon Stewart, written by Stewart based on the book by Maziar Bahari, starring Gael Garcia Bernal, Shohreh Aghdashloo, Golshifteh Farahani, Kim Bodnia, Nasser Faris, Haluk Bilginer, Jason Jones and Dimitri Leonidas.

Looks about as good as you would expect. I was hoping for a bit more tension, but this doesn’t seem to be that movie, which isn’t a bad thing. Also, of course Jon Stewart is this talented.

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