how someone sees themselves and wishes to be seen by others; an affiliation to an identity.
The verb has become commonly associated with transgender and nonbinary individuals; for example, ‘I identify as nonbinary’. But it is also common with sexual orientations, particularly those that are not strictly homosexual or heterosexual, or indeed easily labeled or defined: for example, ‘I identify as Queer, rather than gay or bisexual‘.
Originally published: 7th December, 2020
Last modified: December 7, 2020