Definition of gender identity in English:

gender identity


  • A person's perception of having a particular gender, which may or may not correspond with their birth sex.

    ‘he said that young children should be able to explore their gender identities’
    mass noun ‘state law means the college cannot discriminate on the basis of gender identity’
    • ‘He's gone back to say he was sorry to people in his life hurt by the gender identity issues.’
    • ‘I absolutely understand that many, many people don't understand sex, gender identity, sexual orientation, and gender expression.’
    • ‘Meanwhile, the pair's son and daughter are discovering their own gender identities.’
    • ‘Gender identity will also be added to the protected categories under the state's hate crimes law.’
    • ‘As Mike demonstrated, most people don't have any experience differentiating between gender identity and biological gender.’
    • ‘Schools across Massachusetts are facing new guidelines regarding students and gender identity.’
    • ‘States will be able to decide whether or not women of minority sexual orientations or gender identities will be able to receive the benefits of the grant.’
    • ‘Facebook, which has 1.15 billion active monthly users around the world, also allows them to keep their gender identity private.’
    • ‘The collective embraces performers of various ethnicities, religious (or non-religious) backgrounds, sexual orientations and gender identities.’
    • ‘He struggled privately with gender identity early in his tour of duty, when gays couldn't openly serve in the military.’