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A person’s internal sense of who they are, and the gender with which they identify themselves. Gender identities other than man or woman are considered to be nonbinary. Gender identity is often confused with sexual orientation, but they are separate concepts. Gender identity is about who you are, while sexual orientation is about who you are attracted to. Some people identify with the gender they were assigned at birth, while others identify only partly or not at all with the gender they were assigned at birth. Gender identity is internal and not visible to others, the visible part is called gender expression. There are many different gender identities, including: agender, bigender, boy/man, fa’afafine, genderqueer, girl/woman, māhū, neutrois, nonbinary, two-spirit, and stud, among others.

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