Facebook: Go Beyond the Gender Binary
  • Petitioned Mark Zuckerberg (founder and CEO of Facebook)

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Mark Zuckerberg (founder and CEO of Facebook)

Facebook: Go Beyond the Gender Binary

    1. Petition by

      Hannah J

      Irvine, CA

I am among the almost five million transgender- or genderqueer-identified people who use Facebook on a daily basis.  Unfortunately, we do not have a means of accurately representing who we are on the world's largest social networking site.  Facebook has been inclusive in the past with their addition of "domestic partnership" to the potential relationship statuses.  What we are asking is for this inclusiveness to be extended to us, the gender-nonconforming, so that we can be visible and accepted on a large scale.

Recent signatures

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    1. Reached 750 signatures
    2. Up to 700!

      Hannah J
      Petition Organizer

      Hey everyone! Thanks for the amazing support in getting this petition up to 700 signatures. Please keep up the social networking and let's keep the signatures going! With a bit more work, 1000 signatures will be easy to reach!

    3. Over 500 Signatures!!!

      Hannah J
      Petition Organizer

      The petition is over halfway there! Let's keep spreading the work and pushing this to get Facebook to change!

    4. Reached 500 signatures
    5. 300 Signatures!

      Hannah J
      Petition Organizer

      We made it to 300 signatures! A huge thank you to tumblr blog "Art of Transliness" for spreading the word about this petition! Let's keep pushing to get more signatures and get equality!

    6. Reached 250 signatures
    7. 200 Signatures -- 3 Days

      Hannah J
      Petition Organizer

      This has been going on for 3 days and we've got 200 signatures. Keep spreading the word to friends, families and other people to keep the buzz going and get Facebook to change its options.

    8. 100 Signatures Already

      Hannah J
      Petition Organizer

      We got over 100 signatures in under a day! Go us! Let's keep this up and keep spreading the word!

    9. Reached 100 signatures

    Supporters

    Reasons for signing

    • Michael Burch PORTLAND, OR
      • over 2 years ago

      There is no harm in this new age, as the world is changing, we got to change with it too. Equality no mater that circumstances, Black, White, skinny, fat, straight, bi-sexual, gay, transgender , christian or non believers, people we are alongside, we all breath the same air, have the same color in blood, eat, sleep just as any other, What makes us unique is we have different choice and there is really no Wrong or Right way, it is how we were raised. Some are Old school, so are trendy, hipsters, etc., No human being is none other than we are here for a reason, and to carry out what we are here for. Make love, not War, we all deserve EQUALITY, nothing special, or fancy. Therefore Love is Love and it belongs to everyone. So who causing harm? I blame the society of those who Hate... decriminalize and discriminate, and finally Bullying. Just think it can happen to me, to you, your brother or sister, Best friend... We are all at risk, no matter what we are doing. Be killed in a car crash, in a plane that could go down, or go up in flames, or be a bystander who is at the wrong place, wrong time and get shot at. I think we all get the picture. Why can't we all be nice and love one another to get along and make the world a fun, and peaceful place.

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    • Crash Wigley RADYR, UNITED KINGDOM
      • over 2 years ago

      Because it can't be that hard to work out how to do the pronouns.

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    • Samantha Jones LAKE BUTLER, FL
      • over 2 years ago

      Because being gay is not a terrible thing. I'm proud to be an open minded gay supporter.

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    • Amanda Gorman SPARTA, NJ
      • over 2 years ago

      Because I love my gender non-conforming friends and I want them to be able to be comfortable and happy.

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    • Justin Prendergast NEWTON, IA
      • over 2 years ago

      Because gender should always be a text box.

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