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Updated 23 August 2013

Chelsea Manning: what is gender identity?

This article explains what is meant by gender and gender identity.

The issue of gender identity is in the spotlight after US soldier Bradley Manning, sentenced for leaking classified US documents, said he is female and wants to live as a woman named Chelsea.

A wide variety of terms can be used to describe a person whose gender identity is different from their birth gender label. In some countries, it is currently common to use the term transgender people as an ‘umbrella term’ to cover these many diverse labels. However, it is important not to end up overlooking the huge diversity in identity, experiences and concerns between the various types of transgender people.

 
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