Intersex = Our physical bodies being born biologically in the middle (both male and female) in some way. This can be with our genitals, reproductive system, chromosomes or hormones. It can be ONE or a mixture of these four ways.
Altersex = A term that can be chosen to describe when a person has surgery to change the biological sex/body they were born with.
Transgender = When one decides for themselves if they are going against their birth-assigned gender and begin transitioning to their declared gender identity after birth assignment.
It is important to not conflate biological sex with gender identity. With intersex born and transgender people, our gender identity does not always match our biological sex.
However, not all intersex people who do not agree with their birth assignment are transgender. It is up to the intersex person to decide if they are transgender or not.
For ALL HUMANS It is up to each individual person, regardless of being born endosex, intersex, or altersex to decide if they are transgender.
It is never up to society, the government, medical complex, professionals or expert to label us as transgender. Gender Non-conforming and Gender non-binary people exist, and not all of them are transgender either.
Genital integrity is also a human right and our self-determination to have bottom surgery (genital surgeries) is a human right too.
Mx. Anunnaki Ray Gender/INTERSEX Activist: Anunnaki is a survivor, a parent, a spouse, a musician, artist and a space pirate performer. He is also a person born intersex whose social activist work and educational work focuses on an individual’s right to bodily autonomy and the right to express their true gender. Through personal narrative and education, Anunnaki works to build bridges of understanding so that all people, no matter how they label themselves, may experience the wholeness that is a basic human right in a socially just world. He believes that the self-determination of gender is every human being's human right.
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