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    Swedish Facebook Debuts New Gender Options

    Male or female? Han or hon? Those were the only Swedish-language Facebook gender choices … until yesterday, when the social media giant adopted the country’s new official gender-neutral pronoun, “hen.” And the choices for non-conforming Swedes don’t stop there: The improved gender-identity list now offers 70 possible choices, including “non-binary.” Facebook reached out to an LGBT rights organization to help compile the list, and activists hope that seeing greater diversity and acceptance on social media will have a “ripple effect” in everyday life.

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