ICYMI, the Human Rights Campaign – the largest GLBT Group in the United State – believes that gender identity is innate. This shift in thinking is consistent with an ideological shift observed over the last several years. It used to be transgender people understood that sex was biological and gender was performative. Now, sex is irrelevant and gender is innate, and certainly a characteristic that trumps sex.
The idea that gender identity is innate is diametrically opposed to the idea that gender is an external social construct that is used to subordinate those of us born Female. Innate gender identity naturalizes sex stereotypes and Men and Women by saying there is a biological basis for gender identities. This is junk science.