02/25/2014 10:58 am ET Updated Feb 02, 2016

Buck Angel, Transgender Porn Icon, Praises Facebook's New Gender Options

Transgender porn star and icon Buck Angel praised Facebook's new gender identification options in a candid HuffPost Live interview this week.

"For me, it's incredibly awesome and positive," he said. "Just for Facebook, which is obviously the giant ... [to] even acknowledge the fact that people don't identify just as male or female ... just shows a huge amount of positivity."

Earlier this month, Facebook added a customizable option with three preferred pronoun choices: him, her or them. As the Associated Press reported, Facebook said the changes (which also included about 50 different terms people can use to identify their gender) were aimed at giving people more choices in how they describe themselves.