Other websites have already implemented similar policies as transgender issues became more widely considered.
Google , for instance, allows users to choose from "male", "female" or "other".
"All too often transgender people like myself and other gender nonconforming people are given this binary option, do you want to be male or female? And it's kind of disheartening because none of those let us tell others who we really are.
The company said that the changes would initially be rolled-out to users in North America, but as of this morning Facebook accounts in the UK were also able to access the new gender options.
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