gender identification


: gender identity
With several universities around the country responding to evolving views on gender identification, plans for similar action at Yale are in the works. Last week, The New York Times reported on the University of Vermont's groundbreaking decision to formally recognize a third gender option, "neutral," on university documentation. Meanwhile, Yale's Office of LGBTQ Resources has continued to push for progress in increased gender-neutral identification and integration.Victor Wang, The Yale Daily News, 10 Feb. 2015

Word History

First Known Use

1966, in the meaning defined above

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The first known use of gender identification was in 1966

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“Gender identification.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 14 Jun. 2024.

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