Your “SEX” is the biological and physical characteristics that you are born with.

It is different from your “GENDER”, which is your inner sense of self.



An intersex person has either a biological, hormonal, or chromosomal makeup other than the binary male and female sex categories.
Gender dysphoria

Gender Dysphoria

Distress a person feels as a result of the sex and gender they were assigned at birth. Not all people who identify as a gender different from their sex will experience gender dysphoria.


Happens to everyone in their own time, and involves all the physical, hormonal and mental changes that happen to children when they become adults.

For all things sex, gender and sexuality visit The Gilbert Centre and the sexandu website

To find LGBTQ+ resources in your area, visit the 211 site or get in touch with 211 directly on this site!

For a helpline specific for LGBTQ + youth, visit the LGBT Youthline

LGBTQ+ Terminology
Queer 101 Comic about Spectrums
Resource for Allies

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