Gender Identity

It is an individual’s sense of having a particular gender.

Gender expression is visible to others, but gender identity is not visible to others.

Gender Identity is all about how people think, perceive, and identify as masculine, female, a combination of the two, or neither. Sex assigned to an individual at the time of birth may be identical to the gender identity of a person.

Gender Expression and presentation:

This relates to a person’s communication style and how they want the rest of the world to see them.

A person can also represent them with different types of gender identities. Manners of a person, his clothing style, names, and his pronoun choices all have a role in gender expression and presentation.

Different types of Gender Identities:

  1. Agender: This denotes or relates to a person who does not identify themselves as having a particular gender.
  2. Androgyne: People who have either both masculine and feminine or a gender that is midway between the two are referred to as Androgyne.
  3. Bigender: A bigender is someone who considers themselves to be of two genders. These people will exhibit the roles of both male and feminine genders.
  4. Cisgender: These are the people who accept or agree to the sex which they have been assigned at their time of birth and continue with that gender identity.
  5. Genderfluid: A person who identifies as genderfluid has a gender identity and presentation that fluctuates between and outside of society’s gender standards.
  6. Gender outlaws: These are the people who disagree with conventional definitions of male and female.
  7. Genderqueer: These people have a gender identity or gender expression which is completely different from what society expects of their assigned sex or assumed gender. 

It also refers to a person who is neither male nor female, nor who identifies as a blend of different genders.

  1. Masculine of center: These words are used by lesbians or trans women. Masculine gender performances are performed by them.
  2. Nonbinary: Non-binary people not only do not identify as the gender they were assigned at birth, but they also do not identify with the male or female gender at all. Nonbinary people may also experience overlap with other gender expressions, such as gender non-conforming.
  3. Polygender and pangender: This gender identity refers to the people who have parts of various genders and exhibit them in their daily life.
  4. Transgender: It refers to the people who are identified with a gender other than their assigned sex at birth. Although most people associate transgender with trans men and trans women, the term also includes people who identify as a gender other than male or female, such as nonbinary and genderfluid people.

These are the different types of gender identities. Gender expression is visible to others, but gender identity is not visible to others.

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