Last edited 08 Feb 2021

Gender expression

Gender transition, expression and identity tool kit, published by CBRE, suggests that: ‘Gender expression refers to the way in which someone expresses their gender to society through clothes, makeup, hairstyles, and their outward appearance and mannerisms.’

The University of Oxford Equality and Diversity Unit, Training, resources and glossary [accessed February 2020], suggests gender expression is a: ‘Term used for the external characteristics and behaviours that are socially defined as male or female. Often, but not always, trans people seek to make their gender expression match their gender identity.’

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