Don't use "identifies" when you mean "is". There's no reason to say "this person identifies as female" rather than "this person is female" except to imply that they really aren't.

Similarly, "gender identity" is redundant. Say "gender".

There is no annotative difference between "what gender do you identify as" and "what gender are you". There is only the connotative difference - "to identify as" connotes a choice while "to be" does not. Stop it.


From now on whenever someone asks what my "gender identity" is I'm going to say "f(x) = x".

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