Celebrations, Intersex Activist, Intersex People, Jim Costich, My Intersex Story, Poems, Relationships

Poem: When two lonely aliens become brothers

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

Advertisements
Intersex Awareness, Intersex People, Intersex Traits, Jim Costich, The Man with the Hidden Playground

Intersex is Not a Gender Identity By Jim Costich

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

Human Rights Violations, Jim Costich, The Man with the Hidden Playground

This is My Father’s World (Part 2 of​ 3)

By James Costich September 7th, 2019 Christianity has come to be nearly synonymous with the hatred, loathing, fear, and condemnation of LGBT people but this is a new development in the history of the religion, and it is far more linked to politics than theology.   Since the 1980s it’s been used as a distraction… Continue reading This is My Father’s World (Part 2 of​ 3)

Intersex Awareness, Jim Costich, The Man with the Hidden Playground

This is my Father’s World (Part 1 of 3)

  Jim Costich June 30th, 2019 It had to be May because I was sitting in my two rope swing hanging from an apple tree covered in blossoms and honeybees. I remember looking down at my Buster Brown’s swinging higher and higher, sun filtering through the leaves and singing at the top of my four-year-old… Continue reading This is my Father’s World (Part 1 of 3)

Human Rights Violations, Intersex People, Jim Costich, Relationships, The Man with the Hidden Playground

Intersex people must be allowed self-determination about our bodies, our identities, and our lives. By Jim Costich

By Jim Costich April 17th, 2019   Like Anunnaki, I am one of the lucky ones. One of the intersex people who was not mutilated by surgeons' knives.  Also, one of the lucky ones because I did not have a forced gender assignment and although my hormonal health was postponed due to medical malpractitioners I… Continue reading Intersex people must be allowed self-determination about our bodies, our identities, and our lives. By Jim Costich

Human Rights, Intersex Awareness, Intersex People, Jim Costich, The Man with the Hidden Playground

Thoughts of an Intersex Man on the Discovery that General Pulaski Was Likely Intersex | By Jim Costich

By James Costich April 8, 2019   It would seem that General Casimir Polaski, Revolutionary war hero serving directly under Washington himself was an intersex man instead of a male man. This is of great interest to intersex people who have been made to feel like lesser human beings. Otherwise, it is of very little… Continue reading Thoughts of an Intersex Man on the Discovery that General Pulaski Was Likely Intersex | By Jim Costich

Human Rights Violations, Jim Costich, The Man with the Hidden Playground

The 100% Female Intersex Girlz

By Jim Costich  March 29th, 2019 Before I begin, here is a reminder of the definition of Intersex from the United Nations Intersex fact sheet: Intersex people are born with sex characteristics (including genitals, gonads and chromosome patterns) that do not fit typical binary notions of male or female bodies. Intersex is an umbrella term… Continue reading The 100% Female Intersex Girlz

Jim Costich, The Man with the Hidden Playground

Jim Costich: An Intersex Man Before His Time in Esquire Magazine 2005

  To read scanned article above:  Jim Costich 2005 Esquire Article By Jim Costich  This article was written at a very heady time in my life. I had joined the gay men's naturist club and running around naked in the woods with other naked men who could all see at a glance that I don't… Continue reading Jim Costich: An Intersex Man Before His Time in Esquire Magazine 2005

Jim Costich, The Man with the Hidden Playground

Jim Costich’s Intersex Imposter Rant

By Jim Costich  February, 7th 2019 There is no such thing as an "intersex poser".  There are only people who are trying to figure out whether they are intersex.  Some of them have noticed things about their bodies that don’t match what is considered standard for the sex they’ve been told they are the most… Continue reading Jim Costich’s Intersex Imposter Rant

Jim Costich, The Man with the Hidden Playground

Not all intersex people look intersex.

          By Jim Costich  Jim's response to the above educational post seen on social media: When we include intersex into the conversation, simply saying "cisgender" tells nothing about the body that person was born into if they were born with an intersex bodily or intersex chromosomal variation.    I once met… Continue reading Not all intersex people look intersex.