I emancipated my true gender in 2014, after being assigned the wrong gender at birth. Here is my autobiography. I started giving education talks in 2015 and I have now presented over twelve times. This is my life work now and passion to help children born like me. In Jacksonville, Florida, I have talked to the City Council, the Human Right’s Commissioner, as well as speaking at the Clay County School board meeting. I have educated our church, people in private in their homes, as well as many schools and universities.
What is Intersex?
According to the Free & Equal Intersex Fact Sheet: Intersex people are born with sex characteristics that do not fit typical binary notions of male or female bodies. Intersex is an umbrella term used to describe a wide range of natural bodily variations. In some cases, intersex traits are visible at birth while in others, they are not apparent until puberty or may not be physically apparent at all. Even though 1.9% of the population is born intersex, about the same number of people born with red hair, the term intersex is not well understood. Us intersex people have been erased in many ways from the view of society. This is why education is crucial so that we can change society and make this world a safer place for all of us. My New Year Resolution for 2017: I promise to be your voice.
Here is the link to my first talk on Youtube: My First Talk
My Educational Keynote Presentations can include:
- My Intersex Story
- Intersex 101
- Intersex Human Rights Violations and the Moral Imperative of the Self-Determination of gender.
- A Common Language to help promote the change of culture for intersex and transgender people.
- LGBTQIA+ Human Sexuality: Creating a Common Language that includes Intersex
- Non-Conforming Gender Identities
- The Basic Science Around Being Born Intersex
- How To Become an Intersex Messenger & Ally
- Birth Certificates in a Male/Female only world and Creating a Third Sex
- The Difference Between Intersex and Transgender and how some intersex people are both.
- Adding the ‘I” responsibly to LGBT.
- Gender Identity, Autism Spectrum, and Co-morbid Diagnosis.
- Intersex History
- Faith and Intersex
- Talks can be modified to audience’s maturity.
- Custom Made Talks can be created upon demand.
Future Engagements for 2017:
- October 22, 2017, 8:00 am to 9:30 am – PFLAG National Conference in Portland, Oregon.: Understanding Intersex and the Moral Imperative of Self-Determination: Judi Herring, MD and Anunnaki Ray, Gender/Intersex Activist: Educator, Writer, & Speaker
- October 27, 2017 – Private Conference for UF College of Medicine for Pediatric Urologist. Supported by Jeffrey Goldhagen, M.D: Born Intersex in the USA.
- Buckman Bridge Unitarian Universalist Church, Sept. 6, 2015: Listen with care Build Bridges of Understanding: Presented with Judi Herring, M.D., on listening with care, and sharing my intersex story for the first time. I have also helped educate BBUUC’s OWL Class on Intersex in 2016. Here is the link to my first talk on Youtube: My First Talk
- University of Northern Florida, Feb, 25th, 2016: Presented with Judi Herring, M.D., on leading and listening with care as part of the Taylor Leadership Institute Speakers Bureau, in collaboration with UNF LGBT Resource Center.
- Florida State College at Jacksonville, March 16, 2016: Presented with Judi Herring, M.D., to the Student Psychological Society and Erin Vest Roger’s Class.
- Florida State College at Jacksonville, Dec. 1, 2016: Presented solo, to the Student Psychological Society, and Erin Vest Roger’s Class.
- JASMYN, May 24, 2016: Private Presentation: Educating the Director for possible future presentations.
- PFLAG Jacksonville, Jan. 19th, 2017: Public Presentation: My Story & the Value of Inclusion.
- All World Acres, March 11, 2017: Rainbow Festival at All World Acres, in Plant City, Florida: My Intersex Story & the Value of Inclusion.
- All World Acres, April 23 and 24, 2017: All World Acres, Plant City, Florida, 2 Day Workshop: Day 1: My Intersex Story & the Value of Inclusion. Day 2: Presented with my husband James Bunce and shared our love story with questions and answers.
- MOSH (Museum of Science and History in Jacksonville), March 6, 2017; Private Presentation regarding MOSH Intersex Education and the problems with Bathrooms.
- MOSH, April 16, 2017; Private Presentation to the Executive Director and administration.
- MOSH, June, 24, 2017; MOSH PRIDE Celebration Day: Born Intersex: My Story & the Value of Inclusion. A Public Presentation in their Planetarium.
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Testimonials can be read below.
At a PFLAG meeting, Mx. Annunaki Ray gave a presentation, “Born Intersex in the USA: My Story and the Value of Inclusion”, it was a heartfelt, educational and impactful experience for me. He addressed the issues around Intersex, the good, the bad, and the ugly with love and care. He spoke with clarity, humor, and respect. At one point I became emotional and cried. His message of responsibly including the “I” in the LGBTQ letters prompted PFLAG of Jacksonville to make him Director of Intersex/Gender Education. Mx. Annunaki Ray’s honesty while sharing his experience was a powerful influence in motivating me to become more involved in promoting Intersex Awareness.
-Elizabeth Garcia Jacksonville,Florida: Jan. 19, 2017