Definition of gender nonconformity
- Gender identity refers to an individual's internalized psychological experience of being male or female, whereas gender nonconformity refers to the degree to which an individual's appearance, behavior, interests, and subjective self-concept deviate from conventional norms for masculinity/femininity.
- —Lisa M. Diamond et al., Handbook of Child Psychology and Development Science, 7th edition, 2015
- A bill before the Legislature would amend the law to protect transgender and gender nonconforming people from discrimination in public spaces, such as hospitals, coffee shops, and retail stores.
- —Tom Bourdon, The Boston Globe, 8 June 2015