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

Cosmetic Genital Surgery, Genital Integrity, Human Rights, Human Rights Violations, Intersex Activist, Intersex Awareness, Intersex Cosmetic Surgery, Intersex People, My Intersex Story, United Nations

My Senator Letter | RE: Bill SB 201

Dear Senator, RE: SB 201 (Wiener) - SUPPORT I am writing to you as a world known public figure and Gender/INTERSEX Activist and Educator, and in full support of the organization interACT Youth Advocates. I applaud the inclusion of Congenital Adrenal Hyperplasia in SB 201. This bill, and it's inclusion of CAH, is essential to… Continue reading My Senator Letter | RE: Bill SB 201

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: 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

Human Rights, Intersex Activist, Intersex Awareness, Intersex Erasure, Intersex People, My Intersex Story, Prejudice

To the Right Wing: I exist even if your mind is closed.

 The beauty of having an ally like Philip Batterham, the President of the International Genetics Federation:  My TEDx: “Born Intersex: We are Human!” My Source Page for TEDx Jacksonville, 2018: “BORN INTERSEX, We are HUMAN!” https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=WpPTf-00ab0 I am Proudly the First in Colorado to get an Intersex Birth Certificate Poem: Your Open Mind Poem: This… Continue reading To the Right Wing: I exist even if your mind is closed.

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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

Cultural Dysphoria, Intersex Awareness, Intersex Erasure, Intersex History, Intersex People, Prejudice

Please do not misgender Revolutionary War Hero, General Casimir Pulaski: Pronouns He/Him

  When I recently learned about General Casimir Pulaski, like when I have discovered other intersex people in history, I become elated and I celebrated.....but it was short lived.  Then my heart sank.  Here we were once again, in our binary world misgendering the past; a past that gave people like me more human rights… Continue reading Please do not misgender Revolutionary War Hero, General Casimir Pulaski: Pronouns He/Him

Human Rights, My Intersex Story, Poems

Don’t say you Care, you don’t!

I exist and yet you deny it. I exist and yet you are so intersex phobic, you can't even call it what it is:  I N T E R S E X I exist and yet you tell the parents of babies born like me that I am a liar!  I legally exist, and you… Continue reading Don’t say you Care, you don’t!

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

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