Does anyone know when Genderqueer, Transgender, or Other will be an option for the gender field on a profile?

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The only options currently are "male" or "female" and one of my actors doesn't identify as either. But I can't list them without selecting a gender. Anyone know when IMDb is going to fix this?
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Posted 3 years ago

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Hi Danny,

Unfortunately at present there is only the "male" and female" options. I'm converting this message to an "Idea" though which will allow other users the opportunity to vote on your suggestion.
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Danny

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Is it possible to support minority requests if doesn't benefit the majority?
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Declan

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how do we vote?
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Peter, Champion

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You should see a "Vote" button next to or under your first post.
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This issue was raised 2 years ago and still no progress has been made as far as I can tell. 
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Ed Jones (XLIX)

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no progress has been made as far as I can tell.

That progress could not possibly be known, except by employees. Just because there has not been a change does not mean progress does not exist. This does not seem to have much support. 4 Me too's in two years! Find some support and maybe they might find it a more pressing issue. Not just outside support, but real Inside the Industry support.
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This could also be addressed by not referring to male/female, but only to a choice between actor/actress.
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Danny

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Agreed.
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I do not think it would sufficient, since a topic was raised here some months back by a person refusing to be shown as a male nor as a female...

In any case, only 4 votes in 2 years, as pointed out by Ed, is a very low support among the dozens (hundreds?) of ideas or requests brought here, and without any implementation anyway...
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Danny,

You could have your client have a quick inspection by a doctor (or any layperson with an IQ over 65 if they prefer) in order to determine their gender.

Hope this helps.
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Ed Jones (XLIX)

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Who do you go to for an inspection to determine if your an actor or an actress?
Tilda Swinton?
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Danny

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Abi, Literally zero people asked for your opinion on how gender works. That's not what this post is about. 
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Abi

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Nobody gives a sh**.

Get "woke" go broke.

Now find a safe space and cry.

I will sponsor the crayons.
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J.

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I'd advise the staff to look up the term "Get woke, go broke" before deciding to act on this suggestion.
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Danny

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Or maybe get your shit together and remain relevant. 
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J.

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IMDb can stay relevant by saying "no" to a tiny, loud, unpopular minority of ideologues.
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Ed Jones (XLIX)

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Well Put J.
And Danny please refrain from acting in a manner that does your cause no good.
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Abi

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Pandering to the delusions of a tiny minority of people does not make one "relevant", it makes one irrational and simply stupid.

These people need psychological therapy (and possibly medication - and no, I do not mean hormones) just like the people who believe the CIA / FBI / Aliens are monitoring them through the TV / Wifi / Devices implanted in their heads, do.
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Have there been any updates to this?
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C Park

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Even simply updating the display of where it says "Actor/Actress" to always using "Actor" for everyone would be helpful.  This would make that section of the filmography consistent with the rest of the job descriptors. It is the only role that uses a gendered term, but the term "actor" is now widely accepted to encompass anyone who is acting (in the same way that producer and writer are gender neutral). 

The other changes would require programming modifications (changing automatic pronouns in the bio, etc), but those display issues can currently be overridden by writing a personalized bio.
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Ed Jones (XLIX)

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So an actress who wants to be listed as an actress is what?
NON EXISTENT?
You have suggested a non solution.
There are but 2 genders at birth.
Live with it.
Until informed that there has been a change, there is no change.
IMDb always announces when a major change happens here.
Asking if there is any news is fruitless.
You will get a standard reply.
We here at IMDb are considering it, please like/Me too the idea page in support of it.
Currently there are a whopping 9 votes. IN 3 YEARS! NINE, which in German also is NO! Apropos!
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Ed, please do not react with such emotion. I was just offering a possible solution that would not require changes to the underlying data structures. Most of the solutions people have proposed would likely require a huge change to the structure of IMDb and would thus be quite expensive. A display change is a much cheaper option and would bring that category in line with the other film roles listed in IMDb that are not gender specific.

Many jobs have moved to using the gender neutral terminology (police officer instead of policeman and policewoman, fire fighter instead of fireman and firewoman, waiter instead of waiter and waitress, etc). Likewise, the term actor is now widely used to include everyone who acts regardless of gender.
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Ed Jones (XLIX)

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I am not YOUR Automatron.
Nor am I being emotional.
I am pointing out the absurdity of your statement.
There is no problem
No solution is needed for non-problems.
Start your own website and make it anyway you like.
After you realize that no one will use it because it uses neutered terminology then maybe you will be finally be able to extrapolate a solution to "Your Solution". That is to do nothing in the first place.
Thanks
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No, Ed, you aren't point out the absurdity of the statement. You are showing that you don't understand the science. Gender is a social construct and has never been binary. Also, sex and gender are too different things.
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Ed Jones (XLIX)

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Your assumption of my understanding of things reminds me of the root word of assumption and the lesson learned when it is explained.
Gender is NOT a social construct, it is biological.
You are using science definitions defined by the liberal academia.
Redefinition does not change a biological fact.
No Adrian. Redefinition does not work in the mind of the majority.
And it's TWO, not too, and Pointing not Point

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It was not an assumption, Ed. it is apparent from your post that you are wilfully misunderstanding things. First, I have to wonder, why do you care? It doesn't affect your life in any way but is important to people that are different from you.

Science is neither liberal nor conservative. The fact you think so points to my initial assertion. You don't keep up with science. There is no redefinition. There has literally never been two genders. (What gender is a person who has both male and female reproductive organs?) 

Gender has always been a social construct. Ancient Jews, hardly your liberal academia, recognized 6 genders. https://www.sefaria.org/sheets/37225?lang=bi

And, when you resort to attacking typos, you know you have no argument.
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Sometimes it's very useful to separate people by sex, like actor/actress, in example, in Korea many people share the exact same name, both family and given name, and the only way to tell them apart is by their sex, and if the info it's available, their birth date (yes, men and women sometimes share the same name in Korea).
As far as I understand, trans artists can choose the sex they identify with, it doesn't matter if it's not their biological sex, no one is gonna ask about those personal questions.

If a performing artist doesn't want to be asociated with neither sex, what do the LGBT community propose as an alternative to actor/actress, without removing the already existing categories, but adding a new one?

Excuse my ignorance and my poor English, not my native language.

Cheers!
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I had submitted this inquiry earlier, and was told to come here "where our staff and other IMDb users can vote on it."

I shouldn't have to tell anyone at IMDB that not misgendering people oughtn't be a thing you need to vote on. You're either misgendering people on purpose or you're not. This is not a feature request. This is a requirement being put forward to remove discrimination from the status quo of the website. There is no need to faff about and hem and haw about it. IMDB, please just do it so you're not being transphobic.

If you require discrimination against minority identities to be put up to a popular vote and have overwhelming feedback to be "significant" on whether we should keep being discriminated against or not, and you're letting this thread sit unresolved for 3 years, then you need to review your company policies.

Thanks,
Gloaming
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This is a feature request, unfortunately. There is a lot of work that would have to go in to change the way things work for gender on IMDb. It is not a simple of easy fix and there are a lot of assumptions made in the interface. (For example, if a person has credits as a crew member before becoming a cast member, it will assume they are male unless you specifically change the gender.)