I remember seeing this and actually tweeting about it basically as soon as it was brought to my attention. IIRC, the issue was that one of the negative things that could happen to pilots based on a random roll on a table was essentially a forced transition. I believe they took it out as an option once enough people pointed out how fucked up it was they even put that in as an option. However, I don’t know how the rest of the game handles the subject of gender.
Admittedly, Lancer looks pretty cool, but it also looks like a fairly systems heavy game with a set and established universe. Those tend to be really hit or miss for me, entirely dependent on whether or not the framework of the game in question is moldable enough for me to customize things; the things in question for this particular game being mechs and factions.
That, and just like every tabletop, the real challenge is finding a group, a time, and a place–and this includes Discord or Roll20–where we can all play it.