This is Real. Facebook Adds List of New Gender Options

Just some of the customizable gender choices from Facebook.

Users asked. Facebook listened. They’ve added a customizable list of terms and pronouns for people to identify their gender.

A King’s Answers: 10 Questions About Gender

Photo by Harry King, 69, Huntsville AL

JJ Vincent asked a 69-year-old about gender, identity, self-expression, and what defines a man.

A Role of Their Own: 10 Questions About Gender

R, 32, is midwestern, married with children.

JJ Vincent asked a 32-year-old about gender, identity, self-expression, and what defines a man.

Protector, Provider, Comforter, Confidante: 10 Questions About Gender

Jim Congdon, 50, Madison AL

JJ Vincent asked a 50-year-old about gender, identity, self-expression, and what defines a man.

NEW STUDY: Gender Defined Inconsistently in Transgender Equality Debates

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A new study of the rhetoric used in debates about transgender equality shows inconsistencies in how gender identity is respected, as well as distinctions drawn between trans men and trans women.

Not Better, Not Worse, Just Different: 10 Questions about Gender

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JJ Vincent asked a 41-year-old about gender, identity, self-expression, and what defines a man.

He Was a Local Hero, Until Gender Identity Disorder

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Paula Sophia Schonauer was a hero until he became a her.

Albania – The Women Who Live as Men

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As modern society sweeps in, old ways are dying out, and the tradition of these “man-women” may soon be a thing of the past.

Suit, Tie, and Tolerance: 10 Questions About Gender

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JJ Vincent asked a 43-year-old about gender, identity, self-expression, and what defines a man.

Stripes, Queer, or Houndstooth: 10 Questions About Gender

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JJ Vincent asked a 37-year-old about gender, identity, self-expression, and what defines a man.

“We Steal Secrets” – How The Shadows Of Julian Assange & Bradley Manning Change The World

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On Assange, Manning, and the external and inner demons they face.

I Can’t Fix A Darn Thing

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It’s very manly to be able to repair things… in theory.

My Daughter Fell for Spider-Man and Peer Pressure

The identity crisis

At five years old, my daughter is feeling the pressure to fit in. As a dad with marginal power, there is still great responsibility.

Deleware Votes Against Discrimination

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On Thursday, the Delaware State Senate approved a bill to add gender identity to the state’s hate crimes and non-discrimination laws, but there has already been serious backlash from conservatives.

Public Bathroom Policies Change in Philly: Gender-Neutral Restrooms Now Required

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The City of Brotherly Love just became friendlier to the LGBTQ community with a law that requires gender-neutral restrooms in new and renovated buildings as well as other reforms.

LGBTQ Mentoring Program Transforms Life for Chicago Students

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Lincoln Park High School is a pioneer for a new type of LGBTQ club that gives individuals the support they seek.