It is 2021 and, to my knowledge, there is little in terms of an active community and profound tools for the weight-loss side of programs and services, and I believe MyFitnessPal could thoroughly benefit by making at least one LGBTQ+ friendly adjustment.
Using myself as an example, I am a transgendered man. My biological body is female, so I base my calorie and nutrient adjustments on that. Unfortunately, as I am using this platform to be practical, the only gender choice is 'Male' or 'Female.' This is displayed boldly on my profile, without the ability to at least hide it (not my first choice of action, as I am very proud of who I am). Selecting 'Male' adds confusion to my progress-keeping, and it does not allow me to publish a diary if I am anything below 1,200 calories. A female's allowance is at least 1,000 calories. My goal is 1,200 calories per day, as advised by my dietician, but even 1,998 calories will not allow me to post it.
Please give us the option to select both biological sex and gender identity; adding inclusion for trans men, trans women, non-binary, and gender-fluid individuals. Allow our calorie/nutrient suggestions to be based on biological sex, and our profile's gender to be more inclusive (At the very minimum Male, Female, Other, and Prefer not to say).
There are plenty I'd love to endorse and promote this website towards, however hesitant I am given the archaic choices in profile display. Beauty and health come in all shapes and forms, and even a small step towards inclusivity can bring in new, optimistic customers!