The Gender Unicorn is here to help us celebrate International Transgender Day of Visibility! But before we meet the Gender Unicorn, let's hear what the Human Rights Campaign has to say about this important day, observed every March 31st:
"Transgender people come from all walks of life. We are your coworkers, family and neighbors. We are 7-year-old children and we are 70-year-old grandparents. We are a diverse community representing all racial and ethnic backgrounds, as well as faith backgrounds.
International Transgender Day of Visibility is honored every year on March 31 and is a time to celebrate transgender people around the globe and the courage it takes to live openly and authentically, while also raising awareness around the discrimination trans people still face."
- Human Rights Campaign
For more information from the HRC and International Transgender Day of Visibility, visit their website here.
Now take a look and see how Trans Student Educational Resources has illustrated the differences, intersections, and distinctions between gender identity, gender expression, sex assigned at birth, as well as physical and emotional attraction:
Thanks, Gender Unicorn! Interested in learning more? Read one of the memoirs below - all downloadable - to hear from folks who identify all along the gender spectrum. If you're feeling more in the mood for fiction, click here for a booklist featuring novels with trans characters!
Read these memoirs of folks who have gone on their own gender journeys and find a voice to learn from, whether that's for information or to learn, most importantly, that no matter how you relate to gender you are not alone. These books are all listed in downloadable format and can be accessed from home!