Definition of gender identity in English:

gender identity

noungender identities

  • An individual's personal sense of having a particular gender.

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