Trans Student Educational Resources – Picture has been edited by The 3 sex* – Fair use

Visual Support • The Gender Unicorn

27 August 2019
Sophie D. Morin, Myriame Mallais

Tool's Title
The Gender Unicorn [➦]

✎ English [➦]
✎ French [➦]
✎ Spanish [➦]
✎ Portuguese [➦]
✎ Russian [➦]
✎ Japanese [➦]
✎ German [➦]
✎ Turkish [➦]

Target Population
• All population

• Educational visual support
• Online interactive tool

• N/A

Conception by
Trans Student Educational Resources

Release date and last update
May 14th 2019 (no update as of the review date)

The words we use to talk about and with LGBTQ+ children and youth are important. Choosing language that reflects respect for, and understanding of, their identities is one of the simplest ways to communicate support, and to create safer and affirming spaces for LGBTQ+ children and youth.

Some terms may be unfamiliar and confusing. While it is normal to have concerns about “getting it right,” asking an individual how they wish to be identified can help to show support for their identity and experiences, and is an important first step toward being an ally.

This information in this guide is current to the time of publishing. Please refer to the links provided for inquiries about the most up-to-date information.

Meet the Gender Unicorn—a fun way to explore, understand, and explain the differences and interconnectedness of terms like gender identity, gender expression, sex assigned at birth, and sexual orientation.

*** Note that this description was written by the Ontario Ministry of Children, Community and Social Services. ***

Official reference
Trans Student Educational Resources. (2019). The Gender Unicorn. Retrieved from

To Access the Tool

Clarifications by the Review Team
physical attraction, emotional attraction, binarity, non-binary, agender, biological, genitals, queer, trans, genderbread person


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