California College Application Lets Students Choose From Six Different Genders

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A college in California now gives students a choice of six different genders to choose from on its application forms.

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The form will now let students applying to UC Irvine choose from identifying as male, female, trans male, trans female, gender queer/gender non-conforming and different identity.

The answers won’t affect the decision making process in applications, and are strictly voluntary.

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Students were given a say on the decision, and CBS Los Angeles interviewed several of them, who were all supportive of the move.

One, Donna Taqawi, said:

I feel like people should have their freedom to be called what they want to be called

Nizar Hakim, another student said:

I don’t mind; everybody do what they want. I don’t want to judge people

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The progressive institution introduced gender-neutral toilets across campus in 2014, a move which was hailed as the first of its kind at a US college.

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Earlier this year they also banned the American flag from their campus for its imperialist and colonial connotations, saying it promotes hate, not inclusivity.