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

Cultural Dysphoria: Stop conflating biological 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 biological sex with gender identity.  Thinking that they are both the same thing when they are not.  Most… Continue reading Cultural Dysphoria: Stop conflating biological sex with gender identity.

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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

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I was picked to talk for TEDx Jacksonville Annual Conference October 20th, 2018

    Thank you TEDx Jacksonville for giving me this opportunity to change this world. I am feeling very emotional and very honored.  As a little boy, I had my voice taken from me. I now don't have to be silent. I have given myself a voice. I will continue to promise to be the… Continue reading I was picked to talk for TEDx Jacksonville Annual Conference October 20th, 2018

Civil Rights, Cultural Dysphoria, Culture Dysphoria, Gender Nonconforming, Genital Integrity, Hope, Human Rights, Intersex Activist, Intersex Awareness, Intersex People, Prejudice, Self-Determination, Short Messages, Transgender

The Female Penis & The Male Vagnia

My own personal genital nonconformity, for me, brings a whole new meaning to being a gender nonconformist.  The way I see my vagina is a boy's vagina if it belongs to me, and I am legally a man now.  If a beautiful woman happens to have a penis, it is her penis.  Calling her penis… Continue reading The Female Penis & The Male Vagnia

Human Rights, Intersex Awareness, Intersex People, Intersex Traits, Self-Determination, Short Messages, Transgender

How Many People Are Assigned Wrong At Birth?

The World Population as of May 2018 is 7.6 Billion (7,600,000,000) People. Most all of us are assigned at birth our gender identity and it is based on ONE thing, our genitals. This blog is to show you an estimated number of intersex people and transgender people who are being hurt by the practice of… Continue reading How Many People Are Assigned Wrong At Birth?

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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

Genital Integrity, Human Rights, Intersex Awareness, Questions and Answers, Self-Determination, Transgender

When a MAN wants to KEEP HIS VAGINA

First of all, I am not an expert, but I do legally live as an intersex male now and I do have two X chromosomes,  a vagina, ovaries, and uterus.  So, I have life experience living with a gender variant intersex body and happily doing so.  In this blog, I will speak only of my… Continue reading When a MAN wants to KEEP HIS VAGINA

Intersex Awareness, Questions and Answers, Self-Determination, Transgender

Can an Intersex person be Transgender?

Short Answer: It is up to the intersex person to decide if they are transgender or not.  So, never assume and always ask the person. Long Answer: Definitions First: Cisgender = When an Endosex (not born intersex) person, agrees with their birth assignment. Ipso Gender = When an Intersex person agrees with their birth assignment.… Continue reading Can an Intersex person be Transgender?

Cosmetic Genital Surgery, Gender Nonconforming, Human Rights Violations, Intersex Awareness, Intersex Cosmetic Surgery, Intersex People, Intersex Traits, Self-Determination, Transgender

STOP! Surgery Does Not Create an Intersex Baby’s Gender

I WISH THIS WORLD WOULD STOP EQUATING GENITALS and Body Parts to GENDER. I believe it is harming intersex children, gender non-conforming people and those transgender people who want genital integrity and the genitals they were born with. NOTE:   Biological Sex is of or relating to the physical, whereas gender is of or relating… Continue reading STOP! Surgery Does Not Create an Intersex Baby’s Gender

Intersex Awareness, Intersex Traits

Take the Red Pill: The Truth Behind the Biology of Sex

This blog is worth more attention. Very informative and very well written.  Please go to the link below to see the original post.

Disrupting Dinner Parties

Morpheus offers the pills in the MatrixThis is the first part of a series about the complex biological realities of sex. Though the posts build on one another, each can be understood alone.

Content note: this post contains images and language that may not be safe for work.

1. Introduction

I first learned about the social construction of sex from a lovely trans woman named Kiki.

She said, “You may have heard before that gender is socially constructed, while sex is biological. But I’m here to tell you that what you’ve heard isn’t true. Sex is socially constructed too. So are you ready for the truth? Are you going to take the red pill or the blue pill?”

Three years later, I was diagnosed by my gynecologist with polycystic ovarian syndrome (PCOS), which means that my body produces hormones intermediate between “typical men” and “typical women.” What I learned from Kiki gave me context in which to understand…

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