Gender Identity

Gender identity is fundamentally different from sexual orientation. Sexual orientation refers to a person’s patterns of sexual attraction and their sense of personal and social identity based on those attractions and gender identity refers to a person’s sense of their own gender.

Internal and individual experience of gender is your feeling of being a man, a woman, both, neither, or somewhere else along the gender spectrum. A person’s gender identity may be the same as or different from the sex they were assigned at birth.