We Are Real
and the world can now finally get over it, learn to accept me 100%, and can hopefully even learn to smile about it with me.
XX Men exist and XX Women Exist. Intersex and Transgender People Prove this truth all the time. Intersex people are as common as 1.7% of the population. That means we are as common as redheads. This pirate is out of the closet for good!
A life in the closet is no good for anyone.
We Are Human
When I was born in 1967, I put this world on its head. My true biological sex is intersex. I was not born male or female, but my birth certificate could not reflect my true biological sex, which is intersex.
Not knowing what to do with me they assigned me female, and therapy taught me as a child to be a girl when I was not a girl. Doctors made sure my hormones were aligned with girls when naturally they were not. I lived most my life appearing as a female.
In 2014 I decided to emancipate my true self. With the help of my new doctors and councilors, I recovered from being very sick and disabled and emerged an androgynous man.
After it destroying my life, I will no longer conform to the social and medical rules of the male-female binary. I deserve to live the rest of my life “out” and be respected for who I am. It is time for this world to awaken to the truth around intersex natural bodily variations and I am here to teach about it.
I now stand strong to educate and change this world for the intersex babies born like me. It is time that we all received our human rights and were given the right to determine our own gender as intersex children. The forced assignment of gender, through surgical procedures and therapeutic manipulations, has to end. Too many lives have been destroyed. The experiment of assigning our gender is over!
To help intersex or transgender children and their parents, as pirates, our family now offers to get to know your family and will spend the day in Old St. Augustine Florida with you. If you would like to hang out with us please e-mail me: firstname.lastname@example.org
This message is brought to you for INTERSEX Awareness Day 2017.
Photographs by Seth Langner of Karmathartic.