If the people I have talked to in my practice -- both those who identify as gender minority and those who identify as cisgender -- are any indication, we will likely conclude that gender identity is as much on a scale as is sexual orientation.
We could all learn a thing or two from Liv.
"I'm trans, but I'm not confused."
Excusing my flaws under the blanket of gender identity was easier than wrestling with them. I threw in the towel, and, over time, the resignation in my heart aged into acceptance.