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Some gender options offered by Facebook

Earlier this year, Facebook added 58 custom options to its gender category. A sampling: Androgynous Bigender Cis (straight) Male Cis (straight) Female FTM (female to male transgender) Gender Fluid Gender Nonconforming Genderqueer Gender Questioning Intersex MTF (male to female transgender) Neutrois (neutral) Non-binary Trans Male (female to male transgender) Trans Female (male to female transgender) Two-spirit Pangender

Some gender options offered by Facebook

Earlier this year, Facebook added 58 custom options to its gender category. A sampling: Androgynous Bigender Cis (straight) Male Cis (straight) Female FTM (female to male transgender) Gender Fluid Gender Nonconforming Genderqueer Gender Questioning Intersex MTF (male to female transgender) Neutrois (neutral) Non-binary Trans Male (female to male transgender) Trans Female (male to female transgender) Two-spirit Pangender

Human rights complaints push for changes to sex on birth certificates

Renn Forsberg's family says that, in her heart and in her brain, their six-year-old is a girl. They want her birth certificate to reflect that. Better yet, they argue, the sex box now marked with an 'M' should be removed from the document altogether. The Saskatchewan family has filed one of several human rights complaints across the country that are prompting some provinces to rethink their rules about changing sex on birth certificates.

Australia's top court recognises 'gender neutral' sex category

Australia's highest court on Wednesday ruled that a person can be legally recognised as gender neutral as opposed to male or female, ending a long legal battle by a sexual equality campaigner. "The High Court... recognises that a person may be neither male nor female, and so permits the registration of a person's sex as 'non?specific'," it said in a unanimous judgement, dismissing a New South Wales state appeal to recognise only men or women.

Australia's top court recognises 'gender neutral' sex category

Australia's highest court on Wednesday ruled that a person can be legally recognised as gender neutral, or non-specific, as opposed to male or female. "The High Court... recognises that a person may be neither male nor female, and so permits the registration of a person's sex as 'non?specific'," it said in a unanimous judgement that dismissed a New South Wales state appeal to recognise only men or women. The case centred on a person called Norrie, who does not identify as either male or female, who launched a legal bid to introduce a new gender-neutral category.

Identity theft again leads U.S. top fraud complaints: FTC

WASHINGTON (Reuters) - The seemingly intractable problem of identity theft led the list of top consumer complaints once again in 2013, with U.S. consumers reporting that they lost over $1.6 billion to various types of fraud, the Federal Trade Commission said in a report released on Thursday. Of the 2 million consumer complaints that the commission received last year, 290,056, or about 14 percent, were related to identity theft, the FTC said.

Poll on kids using the Internet finds 50% admit to assuming fake identity

TORONTO - A report examining how Canadian kids view Internet privacy found about half have assumed a fake identity or misrepresented their age online, while about 60 per cent said they'd be willing to share their passwords with family or friends. "Shielding one's identity online is a practice that appears to be learned young and is used consistently by a significant number of students of all ages," states the report by the non-profit organization MediaSmarts. The report is based on surveys conducted last year with 5,436 students from across the country in grades 4 through 11.

Poll on kids using the Internet finds 50% admit to assuming fake identity

TORONTO - A report examining how Canadian kids view Internet privacy found about half have assumed a fake identity or misrepresented their age online, while about 60 per cent said they'd be willing to share their passwords with family or friends. "Shielding one's identity online is a practice that appears to be learned young and is used consistently by a significant number of students of all ages," states the report by the non-profit organization MediaSmarts. The report is based on surveys conducted last year with 5,436 students from across the country in grades 4 through 11.

Facebook's new gender identity options

New gender options Facebook is making available for U.S. users: Agender Androgyne Androgynous Bigender Cis Cis Female Cis Male Cis Man Cis Woman Cisgender Cisgender Female Cisgender Male Cisgender Man Cisgender Woman Female to Male FTM Gender Fluid Gender Nonconforming Gender Questioning Gender Variant Genderqueer Intersex Male to Female MTF Neither Neutrois Non-binary Other Pangender Trans Trans Female

Male, female or custom? Facebook adds options for users to self-identify

MENLO PARK, Calif. - With a click of a cursor, Jay Brown in Cheverly, Md., went from Male to Trans Male. A few states away, Debon Garrigues of Asheville, N.C., switched from Male to Neutral. In San Francisco, Marilyn Roxie, formerly Female, chose three: Androgynous, Transgender and Genderqueer.
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