[Ed. – It sounds easier than picking a gender on Facebook, at least.]
Beginning this year, students applying to University of California will pick from male, female, trans male, trans female, gender queer/gender non-conforming and different identity.
School officials said that the change aims to make the application process more inclusive for people who define themselves outside the traditional gender brackets.
President of the UC system, Janet Napolitano, said: ‘UC is working hard to ensure our campuses model inclusiveness and understanding.
‘I’m proud of the work we’ve done so far, but it doesn’t stop there. We much continue to look at where we can improve so everyone at US feels respected and supported.’
Students at the school are delighted by the change. …
School officials assured that answers will be voluntary, and not impact on the decision-making process for admissions.