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Related to gender identity: Gender identity disorder, Gender stereotypes

identity

 [i-den´tĭ-te]
the aggregate of characteristics by which an individual is recognized by himself and others.
disturbed personal identity a nursing diagnosis accepted by the North American Nursing Diagnosis Association, defined as the inability to distinguish between the self and nonself.
gender identity a person's concept of himself or herself as being male and masculine or female and feminine, or ambivalent, usually based on physical characteristics, parental attitudes and expectations, and psychological and social pressures. It is the private experience of gender role.

gen·der i·den·ti·ty

the consistency and persistence of one's individuality as male, female, or androgynous. Particularly as experienced in self-awareness; the internalized representation of gender role. Compare: gender role, sex role.
The inner conviction that one is male, female, ambivalent, or neutral

gender identity

Core gender identity 'The inner conviction that one is male, female, ambivalent, or neutral.'GI is a major personality trait, that develops in the first 2 yrs of life, and is 'fixed' by the 3rd yr. Cf Transsexual.

gen·der i·den·ti·ty

(jen'dĕr i-den'ti-tē)
The sex role adopted by a person; the degree to which a person acts out a stereotypical masculine or feminine role in everyday behavior.
Compare: gender role, sex role

gender identity

The inherent sense that one belongs to a particular sex. In almost all cases that sex corresponds to the anatomical sex, but for a small minority, the gender identity is for the opposite anatomical sex. See also GENDER REASSIGNMENT.
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* Harassing an employee because of a gender transition, such as by intentionally and persistently failing to use the name and gender pronoun that correspond to the gender identity with which the employee identifies and which the employee has communicated to management and employees
We use the interviewees' responses to a survey question to classify them into two groups, with the one group holding the traditional gender identity and the other not.
The policy also directed school employees to share information about students' gender identity at the student's direction.
The Obama administration explicitly rejected compromises such as single-occupancy facilities, stating, "A school may not require transgender students to use facilities inconsistent with their gender identity or to use individual-user facilities when other students are not required to do so." (7) And when it came to campus housing or hotels for off-campus trips, the Obama administration said that "a school must allow transgender students to access housing consistent with their gender identity and may not require transgender students to stay in single-occupancy accommodations." (8)
Genderqueer: A person whose gender identity or gender expression falls outside of the dominant societal expectation for their assigned sex, is beyond genders, or is some combination of them.
Harassment, coercion or threats committed by members of institutions involved in the enforcement of law and the protection of rights of any person on the basis of sexual orientation or gender identity or expression.
"The All Wales Gender Identity Partnership Group has been actively involved in designing the new pathway and will continue to be involved in all future work.
"As part of our commitment to improve health and wellbeing for all this year we made additional funding available within the Welsh Government budget to improve gender identity provision in Wales.
The Canadian Senate passed Bill C-16 on Thursday afternoon, which is to amend the Canadian Human Rights Act and the Criminal Code in order to protect the citizens from discrimination on gender identity or expression.
Drescher, who served as a member of the American Psychiatric Association's DSM-5 Work Group on Sexual and Gender Identity Disorders.
These trends are: source of income protections, sexual orientation and gender identity discrimination, and short-term rental regulation.

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