It is about time, facebook! In 2011, facebook added user profile options “In a Civil Union” and “In a Domestic Partnership” but there was not same-sex “emojis” or emoticons ~ just one of a male and female as married. As of last week, there are these!
While this is a step in the right direction for the LGBT community, facebook still faces considerable criticism particularly for its exclusion of options for transgender people or those who do not identify themselves as either male or female.
“People like me who don’t feel comfortable in the bodies in which we were born aren’t sure we want to be pegged as female or male,” wrote HuffPost Gay Voices blogger CJ Kellman in May. “I am just trying to decide for myself but facebook forces me to follow the social norm of being a male or female… There are a lot of people like me who are still deciding, so why should facebook force this issue?”
What do you think?