Ability to add gender codes

We need the ability to add additional genders to the gender table. In our interface with the University, they are sending us the gender "Transgender". We are also getting more requests for genders other than male and female.
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  • Christy Wilson commented
    3 Feb 05:37pm

    10+ states have made Non-Binary a gender identity to choose on legal ID.  This update really needs to be added to CRM right away.  thank you.

  • David Werner commented
    17 Apr, 2019 04:10pm

    Our desire is to add the value "Non-Disclosed" to the gender table.  No processing logic is needed, just the ability to select and store that value for any constituent.

  • Guest commented
    19 Jan, 2018 02:34pm

    The Other gender option was added in SP13.  However, you have to create an Attribute Form Extension, create an "other" gender table and an "Other" gender field tied to the new table. 

    The thing I think will be most confusing for the business users is that the “new” gender field that contains the additional gender types will not appear next to the current Gender field. 

    I also cannot make the additional gender type field required when Other is selected unless I involve my development team.

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    This means that a business user can select Other and not select an option from the additional gender field. 

    Also, I could technically select Female and Transgender.  This would result in bad data. 

  • Trit Mulligan commented
    19 Apr, 2017 12:57pm

    We are releasing updated functionality to support an "other" table value that can then be tied to an attribute.  We are targeting 4.0 SP13 for release.

  • Lee Ann Arnason commented
    13 Jan, 2017 04:10pm

    We would really like to see this implemented to better serve our constituent base and respect their gender identity and privacy as best as we can. 

  • Holly Peterson commented
    2 Dec, 2016 10:27am

    I agree with Jessica's comment.  We need to demonstrate that we care about and honour our constituents and donors, and we need to get fundamental things such as their gender right in order to be able to do that. 

  • Trit Mulligan commented
    1 Dec, 2016 06:26pm

    A short term solution is to create a constituent attribute to capture this information. We continue to evaluate a longer term solution to support this need.  We will update when we can provide more information.

  • Jessica Thrift commented
    18 Nov, 2016 07:51pm

    There are best practice gender options that exist. Progressive research institutions already use them. This doesn't need to be a big production but it is pretty essential to honoring a donor's intentions and identity.

  • Stephanie Boyce commented
    27 Jul, 2016 06:44pm

    This is a big issue across the board. The more that can be done about this the better. We are all striving to support our constituents as best we can, and make them as happy as possible. To have this ability would be a benefit to our university. 

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