You now have to option of adding a symbol to your profile to identify your gender. Pretty basic, just visit your Settings Page(when logged into the forum) and click on edit details. Scroll down to Additional Details and directly under Real Name you will see a drop-down list that allows selections of either "blank", "male" or "female". Choosing "male" will display the symbol and choosing "female" will display the symbol. If you choose to leave the box blank, you will not have this option displayed in your profile.

Hopefully, this will help with any gender confusion from names that are not familiar in our respective parts of the world. Have fun!