When looking up gender identity on my Merriam Webster dictionary I was able to find the following quote:

Facebook provides more than 50 options beyond "male" and "female" for users to describe their gender identity, from "gender questioning" and "neither" to "androgynous." —The Chicago Tribune

So, I would like to know, how do I navigate the Facebook web application so that I can find these fifty or more options, perhaps alongside with explanations of what they mean.

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From the Facebook Help Center:

To edit your basic personal info (example: gender, contact info, relationships, work, education):

  1. Go to your profile.
  2. Click About at the bottom of your cover photo.
  3. In the left column, click the section you'd like to change.
  4. Hover over the information you'd like to edit.
  5. To the right of that section, click Edit or Options, then select Edit.
  6. Use the audience selector to choose who can see this information, then click Save Changes.

If you set your gender to Custom and select one or more genders, you can also select an audience for your custom gender. In addition to your custom gender, you'll choose a Pronoun. The pronoun you select is public.

If you are not seeing custom gender option that means this option is not enabled in your country.

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