“Earlier, it looked like I was scared of announcing my identity, but in reality, I had no choice,” says Yukta, a member of the homosexual community.
"This move will send a subtle psychological message that other genders are also normal. Gradually, people will become more accepting of us. I hope some Supreme Court people are also on Facebook," says another LGBT member, on the condition of anonymity.
The site has explained this move in a post.
"While to many this change may not mean much, for those it affects it means a great deal (sic)," the post reads.
Slamming claims that Facebook is trying to cash-in on niche ads by targetting special genders, ad guru Prahlad Kakar says, "It’s a democratic move to recognise special genders, a step at creating a homogenous society. Where are thespecial products for sexual minorities, so, where is the question of making profits from this?"