gender identity


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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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Despite an outsider's appall that such a weighty decision--expressing one's gender identity--could be made at such a young age, perhaps gender identity decisions are most naturally made at that age, before becoming obscured by the convoluted knot of sexual attraction, gender roles, and societal pressures.
It wasn't until he moved to San Francisco's Castro district that he was able to come to terms with his gender identity and make the physical transformation to match.
It is of real concern that many aspects of gender identity issues contain a strong element of self-definition.
Juvenile justice professionals believe this myth because only a handful of LGB and gender non-conforming youths disclose their sexual orientations, act in ways that do not conform to gender norms, (3) or have court cases linked to their sexual orientation, gender identity or gender expression.
Attorney General John Quigley has flagged further legal reform to bring Western Australia's laws, relating to gender identity and same-sex marriage, in line with national and international standards.
On the same day that the HHS regulation was finalized, May 13, 2016, the Departments of Justice and Education sent a gender identity "Dear Colleague" letter to our nation's schools.
THE Gender Identity Development Service is seen as a world leading centre for treatment of dysphoria.
Agender: Having no gender identity, or having a gender identity that is neutral.
Sexual Orientation, Gender Identity, and the Law in a Nutshell
Forcing a gay person to admit his gender preference and making a speech to vilify him for his gender identity will become illegal under the proposed 'Sexual Orientation and Gender Identity and Expression (Sogie) Equality Bill.
Furthermore, restroom facilities in North Carolina are segregated by anatomy, not gender identity.
To coincide with Pride Cymru, Health Secretary Vaughan Gething said a new "adult gender identity service" is to be established in Wales to give transgender people access the care they need.

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