Bridge Building, Celebrations, Short Messages

I will now use MOGAI instead of LGBTQIA+

Today marks the FIRST day of my changing everything I say to MOGAI, instead of LGBTQIA+ I am told it is said: "Mo" + "gay" and/or M-O-G-A-I "MOGAI" stands for marginalized orientations gender alignments and intersex. M = Marginalized O = Orientations:  Both Sexual Orientation and Romantic Orientation. GA = Gender Alignments:  Both Gender Identity… Continue reading I will now use MOGAI instead of LGBTQIA+

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Bridge Building, Human Rights, Intersex Activist, Intersex Erasure, Intersex inclusion, Poems

Poem: Together we are stronger LGBTQIA+; with Martin Luther King Jr. and his gay friend Bayard Rustin.

Intersex and Transgender  There are few human or civil rights for you and me, the fight has just begun!  And here we are within the rainbow fighting each other. Intersex people outcasting, gatekeeping and judging other intersex people as being posers or fake. Transgender people fighting, outcasting, gatekeeping and judging other transgender people as not… Continue reading Poem: Together we are stronger LGBTQIA+; with Martin Luther King Jr. and his gay friend Bayard Rustin.

Bridge Building, Poems

Poem: I’m Not By Alex Rae

I'm Not  You ask me who I am Who I like How I feel You say I can tell you anything That all I have to do is be honest So I am I like everyone Just...not like that. 'Oh, that's not okay' 'Everyone likes someone like that,' you say 'But you're engaged,' you say… Continue reading Poem: I’m Not By Alex Rae

Bridge Building, Cosmetic Genital Surgery, Genital Integrity, Human Rights, Human Rights Violations, Intersex Awareness, Intersex Cosmetic Surgery, Intersex People, Intersex Traits, Questions and Answers, Science, United Nations

A survivor of Intersex Genital Mutilation: Is Hypospadias Intersex?

The surgeries for Hypospadias are sold like kool-aid or a Pepsi commercial by some clinics and hospitals.  The new latest and greatest technique being competed for by surgeons.   The life of the child in the balance.  Is it a girl?  Is it a boy?  Never to ask if the child should get to decide… Continue reading A survivor of Intersex Genital Mutilation: Is Hypospadias Intersex?

Bridge Building, Civil Rights, Cosmetic Genital Surgery, Cultural Dysphoria, Genital Integrity, Human Rights, Human Rights Violations, Intersex Awareness, Intersex Cosmetic Surgery, Intersex People, Prejudice, Self-Determination, Short Messages, United Nations

These Human Rights Organizations and many more say it is time to Stop Intersex Genital Mutilation (IGM).

  All these organizations say it is time to give intersex children their self-determination over their own gender identity and allow the child to grow up to decide on their own if they need surgery or not.   Most surgeries done on intersex children are cosmetic in nature, unnecessary and done without the child's informed… Continue reading These Human Rights Organizations and many more say it is time to Stop Intersex Genital Mutilation (IGM).

Bridge Building, Cultural Dysphoria, Human Rights Violations, Intersex Awareness, Intersex People, Intersex Phobia, Prejudice, Self-Determination, Transphobia, United Nations

Cultural Dysphoria: Stop conflating anatomical sex with gender identity.

    My thoughts today and the way I see it. I feel that one of the biggest problem society has right now, with the confusion of sex and gender, is that most people conflate anatomical sex with gender identity.  Thinking that they are both the same thing when they are not.  Most do not… Continue reading Cultural Dysphoria: Stop conflating anatomical sex with gender identity.

Bridge Building, Civil Rights, Cosmetic Genital Surgery, Countries Who Protect Intersex Children, Human Rights, Human Rights Violations, Intersex Activist, Intersex Awareness, Intersex Cosmetic Surgery, Intersex People, Intersex Traits

California Just Became The First State To Pass Legislation On Intersex Rights

I thank you for your hard work and making this a better world!  InterACT Advocates for Intersex Youth Go to InterACT to see original:   VICTORY: California is the First in the U.S. to Pass Legislation on Intersex Rights; HISTORY: MADE! Today, interACT: Advocates for Intersex Youth, Equality California, and California State Senator Scott Wiener… Continue reading California Just Became The First State To Pass Legislation On Intersex Rights

Bridge Building, Human Rights, Human Rights Violations, Intersex Awareness, Intersex Cosmetic Surgery, Intersex People, Poems

Intersex Poem By Mo Cortez, Intersex Advocate

Intersex Poem: September 5th, 2012 "Let’s curse the verse. The fame of shame can be tamed. Its name is bold, written on a frame of gold. The picture can’t be measured with a Ritcher. A broken heart torn all apart. So from the start, we a work of art. But with a scalpel with no… Continue reading Intersex Poem By Mo Cortez, Intersex Advocate

Bridge Building, Civil Rights, Gender Nonconforming, Human Rights, Intersex Awareness, Prejudice, Questions and Answers, Relationships, Transgender, United Nations

For Parents: How to Screen for a Safe Transgender or Intersex Therapist or Doctor

Both Transgender and Intersex children deserve to be medically and psychologically treated with dignity and respect and be given the human right to self-determine their own gender identity and gender expression.  So below I will share two separate lists of how this can be achieved.  These two lists are very different and will demonstrate the… Continue reading For Parents: How to Screen for a Safe Transgender or Intersex Therapist or Doctor