Civil Rights, Human Rights, Intersex Awareness, Intersex People, Poems, Prejudice

Poem: Can one be two? Yes! | June Pride Month 2020

I was told this world

didn’t like the word sex.

So they changed it to gender.

Then they conflated the two as one and the same.

Assuming all men were male, and all women were female.

Then I was told to be a girl

when I am not a girl!

It doesn’t work that way

in the real world.


To you, there is one problem.

Intersex is my sex,

and man is my gender.


You claim I can’t exist,


here I stand proud before you!


Naked my intersex body appears a



I am still a man.

I am a nonconforming man.

I am still a man.


No, your world won’t convince me otherwise now.

It is your problem that I exist.

And you don’t get to erase me.

I don’t have a personal problem now.

I exist

beyond the binary!


Forms will have to change.

Programing will have to change.

I get to exist now.

To you, when I hold hands

with my husband, I appear a

gay man.


Can one be two?


By Mx. Anunnaki Ray Marquez

June 11, 2020


My Blogs you might also want to read:

I am Proudly the First in Colorado to get an Intersex Birth Certificate

My idea: How medical forms could respect everyone.

Cultural Dysphoria: Stop conflating anatomical sex with gender identity.

Trying to belong to a binary-only​​ world: My Biological Sex, My Legal Sex, My Gender Identity, ​My Gender Expression, ​and My Sexual Orientation.

Other poems:

Poem: This is my planet too

Poem: June Pride when Born Intersex.

Hermaphrodite Updated

Anunnaki’s Gender Etiquette 101


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