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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.

gender identity

the inner sense of maleness or femaleness. Differentiation of gender identity begins in infancy, continues throughout childhood, and is reinforced during adolescence. Also called core gender identity.
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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Training yourself and your staff to understand and be aware of gender identity issues will lay the foundation for an open and peaceful community.
Large anonymous surveys that target the general juvenile justice population can come closer to accurately measuring the number of LGB and gender non-conforming youths in the juvenile justice system, since youths may be more likely to disclose their sexual orientation or gender identity if this information will be kept from parents, peers and juvenile justice staff members.
This article explains why these new gender identity policies are unlawful and why they are bad policy.
Nicole Nussbaum, a lawyer specializing in gender identity and expression issues, said she was thankful the bill was finally passed, as the government had been approached with similar versions of the bill but never approved one before.
For that reason, "language is very important" when addressing children who might have questions about their gender identity, he said.
1) Making your clinic a safe space will make it easier and efficient for patients to ask questions about sexuality and gender identity.
It would also be unacceptable to harass a trans person because of their gender identity or expression, turning their workplace into a hostile and poisoned environment for reasons that have nothing to do with their skills or ability to do their job.
Human Rights Commissioner Eliza Savvidou said that the last five years, around 20 trans people turned to her office requesting the change of their official documents so that they reflect their gender identity.
The departments said that discrimination on the basis of gender identity is sex discrimination:
The Equal Employment Opportunity Commission (EEOC) takes the position that Title VII's prohibition on sex discrimination is broad enough to prohibit discrimination on the bases of sexual orientation and gender identity.
The guidance also explains schools' obligations to: respond promptly and effectively to sex-based harassment of all students, including any harassment based on a student's actual or perceived gender identity, transgender status, or gender transition; treat students consistent with their gender identity even if their school records or identification documents indicate a different sex; allow students to participate in sex-segregated activities and access sex-segregated facilities consistent with their gender identity; and protect students' privacy related to their transgender status under Title IX and the Family Educational Rights and Privacy Act (FERPA).
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