Last edited 11 Mar 2021

Gender identity

Gender transition, expression and identity tool kit, published by CBRE, suggests that: ‘Gender identity refers to a person’s innate, deeply-felt psychological identification as male or female, which may or may not correspond to the person’s body or designated sex at birth. For most people, biological sex and gender identity (birth assigned) are aligned, but for some, they are not.’

'The internal perception of one’s gender, how they label themselves, based on how they align/don’t align with what they understand their options for gender to be.'

NB The University of Oxford Equality and Diversity Unit, Training, resources and glossary [accessed February 2020], suggests gender identity is: ‘A person’s internal perception and experience of their gender. For trans people their own sense of who they are does not match the sex assigned to them at birth.’

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