Add a gender neutral option in Facebook's account settings.
  • Petitioned CEO of Facebook: Mark Zuckerberg

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CEO of Facebook: Mark Zuckerberg

Add a gender neutral option in Facebook's account settings.

    1. Gregory Porter
    2. Petition by

      Gregory Porter

      Massillon, OH

Not everybody conforms to the gender binary that Facebook makes us choose between. Everyone should have the right to not reveal their gender, or select a neutral option that replaces "his/him" and "her/hers" with the appropriate gender-neutral pronouns. Even when one selects to not reveal their gender in their profile Facebook still applies gender-specific pronouns to their posts. This is inappropriate and disheartening for gender-neutral and gender non-conforming individuals.

Many individuals who do not conform to the gender binary, whether identify as transgender, cisgender, trigender, genderqueer, etc, do not wish to use gender specific pronouns. These people should be accommodated.

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    • Rebecca Sullivan GERMANTOWN, MD
      • over 2 years ago

      We need to raise awareness about the existence of the LGBT community. You can be 'in a relationship' with someone of the same sex, but you can't be gender-neutral? It's time for trans* people to have as much attention as LGB.

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    • Nick Chapman SAN FRANCISCO, CA
      • over 2 years ago

      I am one of many people who fall outside the gender binary and feel uncomfortable selecting their biological sex for everything, and I believe in the right to express oneself accurately in all circumstances, including simple multiple-choice forms. I am also the owner of a page on Facebook in support of adding an "other" option to gender and allowing users to input custom pronouns.

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    • Carmen Solari TUCSON, AZ
      • over 2 years ago

      Because I''m almost omnisexual , and I love them .

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    • Donna Ellis CHANDLER, AZ
      • over 2 years ago

      Because not everyone is strictly "Male" or strictly "Female" and those people should have a place too....YES!

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    • L H WESTERVILLE, OH
      • over 2 years ago

      Nobody should have to conform just because society says so!

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