I'm saying this, by the way, because I was asked questions with the word "identifies" in them about:
- my gender
- whether I am trans
- whether I am disabled
- whether I am Hispanic
- whether I am a veteran
on a recent job application.
@YumKimil not sure what you mean - 'identifies as' is equivalent to 'says is', that is, "I identified as a gamer on that form" means "I filled in the box that says I am a gamer". You could be a gamer and not identify that way on a form - not fill in the box - but that would be lying, however ethically positive.
@tindall kind of like how I'm a woman, I don't identify as one. The same goes with my indigenous heritage and my sexuality. I don't identify that way because that is who I am. You're a transwoman, biological male who identifies as a woman, so you conflate identity with material reality.