It turns out that I never bothered to specify it anyway. But after reading that gender will be a mandatory field at LJ account creation I sent the following note to the LJ feedback folk:
I've read that LJ plans to make the gender field mandatory when people create new accounts, and that "unspecified" will no longer be an option, so that people must choose "male" or "female".
This would have the effect of either excluding people from becoming LiveJournal members or forcing them to violate your Terms of Service just to register: your Terms of Service state that "During registration, all users are required to provide accurate, complete and current information about themselves in all required fields," but how can intersex, transsexual, and genderqueer people provide accurate information about themselves when the drop-down menu has no option for the truth?
Please therefore reconsider this decision and include options for "other" and/or "unspecified".
Thank you for your time.
Zeborah (gender unspecified)