Cultural Dysphoria, PFLAG, Relationships, Transgender, Transphobia

Why I now don’t call it my “dead name” anymore, and why semantics matter.

  I am dear friends with Phyllis Gallisath, a mother whos buried her transgender son died last year.   His name was Liam, and he had been found dead, after not coming home one day after completing suicide.  Like many of us assigned wrong at birth, he suffered from horrible depression and it finally took his life.… Continue reading Why I now don’t call it my “dead name” anymore, and why semantics matter.

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Celebrations, Gender Nonconforming, Memories, My Intersex Story, Relationships, Self-Determination

Our 24th Wedding Anniversary and Serendipity​ with Pete Burns​

    Little did we know, we married on Pete Burns Birthday, August 5th, 1995. If you do not know Pete was a beautiful man in the '80s and the lead singer for "Dead or Alive". His legacy lives on for breaking the gender stereotypes and living as a beautiful man! I would not discover… Continue reading Our 24th Wedding Anniversary and Serendipity​ with Pete Burns​

Hate Crimes, Human Rights Violations, Intersex Phobia, Poems, Prejudice, Relationships, Short Messages

Poem: Institutionalized approved torture

Today I shared to the world on Facebook: My great aunt suffered electric shock treatment and being locked up in psychiatric hospitals for being a lesbian. She would ultimately commit suicide to escape institutionalized torture. I sometimes wonder if she was also intersex. I can't get any straight answers. If she was intersex, that would… Continue reading Poem: Institutionalized approved torture

Bridge Building, Celebrations, Genital Integrity, Human Rights, Intersex Activist, Intersex Awareness, Intersex People, Prejudice

Intersex born, Sally Gross’ message to us.

Sally's Message to us in this youtube: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Xe8ngRLiUH0&fbclid=IwAR0p750HNCkc7BnNyuVwSHboFcYZuTye-aRgvxcUrM9xVwKITuWrcBccZec Note: In 2014, Sally died the same year I came out to the world. Sally holds a very, very, special place in my heart. RIP Sally, and thank you for your hope, encouragement, and love.  You can read more about Sally here:  SALLY GROSS REMEMBERED AS FEARLESS… Continue reading Intersex born, Sally Gross’ message to us.

Poems

Poem: I see Your Soul | By F.I. Goldhaber

You were told that you were born a male. In one photo you wear a beard. You complain people use incorrect pronouns thus misgendering you. I only see a stunning woman.   Supposedly you were born female. In one photo you wear makeup. You complain people use incorrect pronouns thus misgendering you. But, I only… Continue reading Poem: I see Your Soul | By F.I. Goldhaber

Emancipation, Intersex Awareness, My Intersex Story, Transgender

Finally, I am the man I was supposed to be.

I morn and grieve for that little boy who had no support.  Who was not allowed to emerge, who was told by his family and experts that he was a girl, that he had to be a girl.  I use to cry alot and feel despair that led to only suicide and self destruction. I… Continue reading Finally, I am the man I was supposed to be.

Human Rights, Intersex Activist, Intersex Awareness, Intersex Erasure, Intersex People, My Intersex Story, Prejudice

To the Right Wing: I exist even if your mind is closed.

 The beauty of having an ally like Philip Batterham, the President of the International Genetics Federation:  My TEDx: “Born Intersex: We are Human!” My Source Page for TEDx Jacksonville, 2018: “BORN INTERSEX, We are HUMAN!” https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=WpPTf-00ab0 I am Proudly the First in Colorado to get an Intersex Birth Certificate Poem: Your Open Mind Poem: This… Continue reading To the Right Wing: I exist even if your mind is closed.

Human Rights Violations, Intersex Awareness, Intersex Cosmetic Surgery, Poems

Poem: Born Purple By Er. Andrea V. Boisseau

A healthy baby was born this fine afternoon…  To two grateful parents who lived by the lagoon. There was a flutter of activity when they thought that the baby wasn’t healthy at all. Doctors were sought from all over the country…  To see what was wrong with this fine healthy baby. One doctor said: “the… Continue reading Poem: Born Purple By Er. Andrea V. Boisseau

Intersex Awareness, Jim Costich, The Man with the Hidden Playground

This is my Father’s World (Part 1 of 3)

  Jim Costich June 30th, 2019 It had to be May because I was sitting in my two rope swing hanging from an apple tree covered in blossoms and honeybees. I remember looking down at my Buster Brown’s swinging higher and higher, sun filtering through the leaves and singing at the top of my four-year-old… Continue reading This is my Father’s World (Part 1 of 3)

Celebrations, Hope, Intersex Awareness, Poems

Poem: June Pride when Born Intersex.

I  I am not alone. There are many of us. As common as redheads and green eyes. N Non-binary is the future. End this binary myth, please. T Thank you for including us! LGBTQIA+ E An Evolution is happening & our world is accepting all body types. R  Reality is we exist even if your… Continue reading Poem: June Pride when Born Intersex.