What is Biological or Anatomical Sex? The biologic character or quality that distinguishes male, female, and intersex from each other as expressed by analysis of the person's gonadal, morphologic (internal and external), chromosomal, and hormonal characteristics. Biological Sex and Anatomical Sex. Also often shortened to just "Sex": It is typically assigned, at birth, by the "authorities",… Continue reading Biological and Anatomical Sex: Endosex, Intersex & Altersex
In all of the Americas, one of the reasons indigenous people were considered "savages" and "primitive" by white men, who were inventing sex to be only two, is because indigenous tribes everywhere believed there were more than two sexes/genders. These same tribes also believed in the freedom of diverse forms of sexual orientation and gender… Continue reading A Mapuche intersex survivor’s voice that needs to be heard: Lara Neira
By Mx. Chris Nicholson and Mx. Anunnaki Ray Marquez November 8th is Intersex Day of Remembrance, also known as Intersex Solidarity Day, an internationally observed civil awareness day designed to highlight issues faced by intersex people. It marks the birthday of Herculine Barbin, a French intersex person whose memoirs were later published by Michel Foucault… Continue reading Intersex People Throughout History: In Honor of Intersex Day of Solidarity and Remembrance
Mx. Nicholson is an intersex and intergender individual. They learned about who they authentically are a year ago. Like a caterpillar, Mx. Nicholson went into a chrysalis and is now beginning to evolve into a beautiful butterfly. Mx. Nicholson created Intersex Activism as a symbol of visibility, hope, and change. Intersex Activism is a painting,… Continue reading Painting: Intersex Activism | By Mx. Chris Nicholson
We both felt like we were from another world. You on one side of the country, and me on the other. And we would not know it until half our lives were over. You would be born a decade before me. Sharing with pride to all your friends your genitals from another world. All… Continue reading Poem: When two lonely aliens become brothers
By Jim Costich September 22, 2019 It is not appropriate to use the term “intersex” to describe a gender identity. Intersex refers to a person’s sexual anatomy, hormones or chromosomes. The most important thing to remember about the definition of the term is that it describes a person’s body, not their identity. The United Nations’ Intersex… Continue reading Intersex is Not a Gender Identity By Jim Costich
I put out a poll on social media to prove a point about implicit bias and gender identity. It asked: "When you think about Ancient Greek Hermaphrodite Statues what pronouns would you reflexively use to describe that person depicted?" As you can see Most said she/her. Facebook did not offer me a third option,… Continue reading Implicit bias making Hermaphrodites “she/her” and being called an “it”.
My thoughts on prejudice today: My dad was a Castilian Spaniard. Our Spanish ancestors were Ashkenazi Jews that escaped Europe into the United States to survive being killed. They converted to Christianity due to Catholic missionaries in the United States as immigrants. My grandmother was so terrified of their speaking Spanish, they forbid it in… Continue reading Does my family know prejudice?