Gender Issues

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We run an LGBT+ club and are at the forefront of addressing gender issues in sport. While we appreciate that you require a gender dropdown box, I wonder if you could add a third category (other) as not everyone identifies as binary gendered, and some of our members consider themselves non-binary or wish to be identified as trans. This is a important issue for equality in sport and by adding this option clubbuzz would be making a small contribution and our live managing the expectation of club members much simpler.
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Eamonn Butler McIntosh

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Sarah, Admin

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I understand your point however team selection is managed via gender - so for example clubs can select male teams, female teams or mixed teams.  Gender is one of the key identifiers for selection so only females would show for a female team and male for male teams.  I am not sure how we could get round this with a third option.  Do you use the full sport finctionality because if not it may be an option for us to add this to our GroupBuzz product which does not have team selection and therefore the option would work without affecting the functionality?
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James Brock

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Hi Sarah,

This is an issue for us too, in our case the gender and age are not particularly relevant at all and some members have asked why these are required. In our case we are a swimming club and do not use teams at all.

I like the idea of making these non-mandatory if you have no teams set up? Or this could be set up as a site wide config setting?

Appreciate though why you have the binary distinction for gender if you base team selection on that.

Thanks
James
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