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My Letter: SB 225 (Wiener) – My Intersex Story

Dear Senator(s) and whom it will concern, RE: SB 225 (Wiener) | January 20, 2021  I was born in 1967, with a rare form of Congenital Adrenal Hyperplasia and with non-life-threatening genitals that made my mom feel that I might be her son. She was going to name me Anthony Ray. Closer inspection made them… Continue reading My Letter: SB 225 (Wiener) – My Intersex Story

Cosmetic Genital Surgery, Cultural Dysphoria, Genital Integrity, Human Rights Violations, Intersex Cosmetic Surgery, Intersex Erasure, Intersex Phobia, Prejudice, Self-Determination, Short Messages, Transphobia

Medical Complex: Stop Cutting the gay off!

Help us end Transphobia and Homophobia. Some of us believe they are cutting the gay off of innocent nonconsenting intersex children. If an intersex child is believed to be a female before that child can give voice agreeing to this female birth assignment, she deserves to keep her large clitoris, phallus, or penis if this… Continue reading Medical Complex: Stop Cutting the gay off!

Cosmetic Genital Surgery, Human Rights, Human Rights Violations, Intersex Activist, Intersex Awareness, Intersex Cosmetic Surgery, Intersex People, Intersex Phobia, Prejudice, Transphobia

June is CAH Awareness Month | What it means to me in 2020

Up until this year, I typically have not celebrated June CAH Awareness month, because of the CAH (Congenital Adrenal Hyperplasia) organizations and groups not even acknowledging my sex is intersex and that I am an intersex man.  I do believe that this is all due to their prejudice and bias.  Serendipitously, CAH Awareness Month lands… Continue reading June is CAH Awareness Month | What it means to me in 2020

Homophobia, Intersex Phobia, My Intersex Story, Poems, Prejudice, Relationships, Transgender, Transphobia

Poem: When I faced the streets alone

When I faced the streets alone I looked up into the Florida winter sky The stars seemed further away than usual  God nowhere to be found in my heart I thought I was alone I now know God was there but not at the time just darkness you see, boys don't cry... or do they?… Continue reading Poem: When I faced the streets alone

Hate Crimes, Homophobia, Intersex Awareness, Intersex People, Intersex Phobia, Prejudice, Short Messages, Transphobia

Why trans hate, transphobia and homophobia are​ hurting millions of intersex kids.

If you can, please take note of all the organizations that support CAH (Congenital Adrenal Hyperplasia and The Cares Foundation), XXY/Klinefelter's Syndrome Organizations, and even Hypospadias Organizations. When you visit them, you will sadly see that all of them utterly deny that we can have intersectionality with LGBTQ+, transgender and queer people on their websites.… Continue reading Why trans hate, transphobia and homophobia are​ hurting millions of intersex kids.

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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

Hate Crimes, Homophobia, Intersex Phobia, Poems, Transphobia

Poem: This is my planet too

In my world, I am not crazy. In your world I am crazy. In my world, I legally changed my birth certificate to intersex. In your world, you still deny me as crazy. In my world, I change the minds of those who want to be educated. In your world, you still refuse to be… Continue reading Poem: This is my planet too

Hate Crimes, Human Rights, Human Rights Violations, Intersex Activist, Intersex Phobia, My Intersex Story, Self-Determination, Transphobia

Why medical prejudice and malpractice didn’t​ kill me.

A friend shared this quote with me when I was dying and saving myself from the horrors of forced gender assignment back in 2014. Back then, I felt like I was drowning in the middle of the cold Atlantic Ocean with no raft, no life jacket. Abandoned by those who should have cared, but did… Continue reading Why medical prejudice and malpractice didn’t​ kill me.

Homophobia, Human Rights, Intersex Activist, Intersex Awareness, Intersex Phobia, My Intersex Story, Transphobia

What It’s Like: A WJCT Podcast with Anunnaki and his husband James

Episode Info:  Anunnaki, who was born intersex, was raised as a female, the gender his parents chose. Annunaki and James’ marriage survived Anunnaki’s transition to living as a man — how he identifies — and James’ adjustment to life as a gay man. Click here to listen:   What It's Like WJCT Podcast: Anunnaki and… Continue reading What It’s Like: A WJCT Podcast with Anunnaki and his husband James

Homophobia, Intersex Phobia, Poems, Prejudice, Transphobia

Poem: My Intersectionality

  Born in every way I am hated by your world May I wake you up Haiku By Mx. Anunnaki Ray Marquez November 22, 2018, Thanksgiving Day in the United States Yes, I know the many shades of prejudice. Here is my intersectionality:   I feel like an alien to this world. I have a… Continue reading Poem: My Intersectionality