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gender identity

n.
An individual's self-identification as being male, female, neither gender, or a blend of both genders.
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Noun1.gender identity - your identity as it is experienced with regard to your individuality as male or female; awareness normally begin in infancy and is reinforced during adolescence
identity, personal identity, individuality - the distinct personality of an individual regarded as a persisting entity; "you can lose your identity when you join the army"
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Risa Hontiveros, Senate panel chair, said she seeks to shed light on the various questions on sexual orientations, sexual characteristics, gender identities, and expressions.
Transgender residents in Cook County soon would be able to use restrooms, dressing rooms and other facilities they choose, based on their gender identities, without having to show IDs, if the county board approves the change today.
Chapters discuss why it is in urgent to address gender identity complexity in educational settings, the dangers of the cisgender assumption, how assumptions about students' complex gender identities impact their schooling experiences, strategies for addressing gender identity complexity and disrupting cisgender assumptions, how to understand gender identity as trans-sectional and trans-cultural, and the future of gender identity justice.
In recent years, pediatricians have learned more about the diversity of gender identities and gender expressions that exist, but many think they have gaps in their knowledge that need to be filled in order to provide better care to these patients.
We live in a society in which most people's gender identities are congruent with the sex they were assigned at birth based on physical characteristics.
Bigender: Having two gender identities, which maybe experienced simultaneously or at separate times.
But J.Lo shows us that when it comes to gender identities, love and respect go a long way.
CISGENDER: From the Latin for "on the same side"; used in the transgender community to describe those whose gender identities align with their natal assignment.
Access to public bathrooms has become a flashpoint in the battle over transgender rights in the United States, where some states including California already let transgender students use locker rooms and restrooms in accordance with their gender identities. Opponents fear that sexual predators will pose as transgender bathroom users in order to find victims.
Many universities and colleges are taking steps to be more welcoming to students of all gender identities by offering a wider range of gender classifications than the traditional male and female.

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