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The Gender Unicorn

iknowmine staff - Tuesday, March 31, 2015
Let’s start Transgender Day of Visibility off with our good friend above created by the wonderful transstudent resource! Click on The Gender Unicorn to learn how to fill out your own The Gender Unicorn to map where you are on the...

Let’s start Transgender Day of Visibility off with our good friend above created by the wonderful transstudent resource! Click on The Gender Unicorn to learn how to fill out your own The Gender Unicorn to map where you are on the spectrum.

transstudent (transstudent.org) also provides great definitions such as:

Definitions:
Gender Identity: Gender Identity: One’s internal sense of being male, female, neither of these, both, or another gender. Everyone has a gender identity, including you. For transgender people, their sex assigned at birth and their own internal sense of gender identity are not the same. Female, woman, and girl and male, man, and boy are also NOT necessarily linked to each other but are just six common gender identities.
Gender Expression/Presentation: The physical manifestation of one’s gender identity through clothing, hairstyle, voice, body shape, etc. Most transgender people seek to make their gender expression (how they look) match their gender identity (who they are), rather than their sex assigned at birth.
Sex Assigned at Birth: The assignment and classification of people as male, female, intersex, or another gender based on a combination of anatomy, hormones, chromosomes. It is important we don’t simply use “sex” because of the vagueness of the definition of sex and its place in transphobia.
Sexually Attracted To: Sexual Orientation. It is important to note that sexual and romantic/emotional attraction can be from a variety of factors including but not limited to gender identity, gender expression/presentation, and sex assigned at birth.
Romantically/Emotionally Attracted To: Romantic/emotional orientation. It is important to note that sexual and romantic/emotional attraction can be from a variety of factors including but not limited to gender identity, gender expression/presentation, and sex assigned at birth.

Learn more at Trans Student Educational Resources.

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