I'm not sure when this happened, possibly with this new v7 of the site, but dA has recently removed an option for unspecified gender on users' profiles.
Not only is "Male" or "Female" REQUIRED by dA now, but it's public information by default and cannot be hidden. This not only violates the privacy of those who simple don't want their gender known to the world, but totally excludes those who don't feel that they belong to one gender, which greatly affects the LGBT community, namely androgynous, gender-queer, third gender, etc. people (of which there are many in my own group, #LGBT-on-dA)
Please, if you feel as I do, kindly and courteously petition deviantART staff to reverse this change. I can't believe deviantART has joined the endless list of websites that follow this trend.
Please also re-post this deviation in your journals to spread the word.
Deviantart, you should be ashamed of yourself.
And no, this does not affect me. I identify as male. But nobody should be forced to identify as something this way.