New gender options include genderqueer, agender, intersex, transgender, pangender, transmasculine, transfeminine and two spirit, among others.
These are only available to some users, and Ok Cupid has not yet responded to a request for comment on when they will be open to everyone.
SAGE offers supportive services and consumer resources for LGBT older adults and their caregivers, advocates for public policy changes that address the needs of LGBT older people, and provides training for aging providers and LGBT organizations.
Their predicament was discussed in several workshops this week at the 15th annual Philadelphia Trans Health Conference at the Convention Center.
"Is there a legal form that would require my family to bury me as I desire?
Estrangement from families - and a lack of potential caregivers - is a big concern.
Some are isolated from the broader trans community because their generation's goal was to pass as cisgender - as someone whose sense of gender conforms with their biological sex. Job discrimination and high medical costs may leave transgender people with especially tight budgets.
Transgender older adults face profound challenges and experience striking disparities in areas such as quality of health and access to health care services, mental health care, employment, housing and other areas of livelihood.
Research reveals that many transgender elders routinely encounter both a health care system and a national aging network that are ill-prepared to provide culturally competent care and services and create residential environments that affirm the gender identities and expressions of transgender older people.
“The first line of my profile would basically say ‘Hi, I’m a trans guy,’ but people would just completely ignore that.” Jamie Flez, who identifies as fluid agender and uses the pronoun “they,” said they were discouraged from using the site for the same reason.
“This is the number one reason I disabled my account,” they said in a Facebook message.
The host large natioanal gatherings on and annual basis.
Prime Timers is emerging as a leading force in the gay and bisexual communities with over 80 chapters throughout North America, Europe, and Australia.
Previously, Ok Cupid’s over 3.5 million users were limited to choosing between a male or female gender and a sexuality of straight, gay or bisexual.