Thank you #Pinterest! #lgbt #trans
Pinterest just announced that it now has a custom gender button.
A blog post by the company stated: “Pinterest is all about helping people discover and save creative ideas. And everyone – lesbian, gay, bisexual, trans*, intersex, ally, straight – is included in that mission.
“We are rolling out a small but important update to help make Pinterest even more inclusive. Under your account settings, now you’ll find a custom field where you can enter your preferred gender – you can even include emoji, if you want.”
Pinterest users’ genders will not be displayed publicly on profiles, this new feature will allow them to properly identify themselves for its own sake.
Pinterest spokesperson Jamie Favazza told The Daily Dot that the decision was “symbolic — letting gender-marginalized folks self-identify however they would like to is important even if we don’t display that information on a profile for privacy reasons.”