What does gender identity mean?

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Princeton's WordNet

  1. gender identity(noun)

    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


  1. gender identity(Noun)

    A person's sense of self as a member of a particular gender.


  1. Gender identity

    Gender identity is a person's private sense of, and subjective experience of, their own gender. This is generally described as one's private sense of being a man or a woman, consisting primarily of the acceptance of membership into a category of people: male or female. All societies have a set of gender categories that can serve as the basis of the formation of a social identity in relation to other members of society. In most societies, there is a basic division between gender attributes assigned to males and females. In all societies, however, some individuals do not identify with some of the aspects of gender that are assigned to their biological sex. In most Western societies, there exists a gender binary, a social dichotomy that enforces conformance to the ideals of masculinity and femininity in all aspects of gender and sex - gender identity, gender expression and biological sex. Some societies have so-called third gender categories that can be used as a basis for a gender identity by people who are uncomfortable with the gender that is usually associated with their sex; in other societies, membership of any of the gender categories is open to people regardless of their sex.

U.S. National Library of Medicine

  1. Gender Identity

    A person's concept of self as being male and masculine or female and feminine, or ambivalent, based in part on physical characteristics, parental responses, and psychological and social pressures. It is the internal experience of gender role.


  1. Chaldean Numerology

    The numerical value of gender identity in Chaldean Numerology is: 4

  2. Pythagorean Numerology

    The numerical value of gender identity in Pythagorean Numerology is: 6

Sample Sentences & Example Usage

  1. John Thomas:

    An easy example is employment, in most states there is no prohibition against discriminating against people based on gender identity.

  2. Girl Scouts of Western Washington:

    Girl Scouts empowers EVERY girl - regardless of her race, ethnicity, socioeconomic status, sexual orientation, gender identity or geographic location - to achieve her dreams.

  3. Mayor Bill de Blasio:

    While other cities and states are legislating intolerance and taking away individuals ’ right to use bathrooms consistent with their gender identity, we are proudly standing with our transgender and gender non-confirming New Yorkers.

  4. Connecticut Democratic Gov. Dannel Malloy:

    Nearly two decades ago, Connecticut was among the first states that passed a comprehensive anti-discrimination law concerning sexual orientation, and three years ago I enthusiastically signed a law adding gender identity and expression to those statutes.

  5. Christin Munsch:

    There's plenty of great literature showing how when men in particular undergo gender identity threats, they engage in hypermasculine behaviors, sex is one of the most sort of gender-typed behaviors. You think of men as ... (having) sex on the brain. They can engage in a behavior associated with masculinity.

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Translations for gender identity

From our Multilingual Translation Dictionary

  • GeschlechtsidentitätGerman
  • sukupuoli-identiteettiFinnish
  • identité sexuelleFrench
  • 性同一性, ジェンダー同一性, ジェンダー・アイデンティティJapanese
  • гендерная идентичностьRussian

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