Human Rights Violations, Intersex People, Intersex Phobia, My Intersex Story, Our Intersex Love Story, Transgender

In 2014, when I came out, I was told I could never receive communion again.

In 2014, when I cam out my authentic gender identity, I was told by my church I could never receive communion ever again. All due living as a man now and going against my birth assignment. Now my husband and I would appear fabulously gay and I would be considered transgender to my birth assignment.… Continue reading In 2014, when I came out, I was told I could never receive communion again.

Bridge Building, Freedom, Hope, Intersex Awareness, Intersex People, Self-Determination, Transgender

The Confusion of saying I “Identify as ______,” and a better solution.

I am struggling with language right now. Some are saying they "identify as intersex." I assume they are the variations of intersex that are rarely called "intersex." Such as CAH, Hypospadias, Klinfelters and or XXY people. In this regard, I understand the usage of the phrase "identify as intersex" because many of these variations of… Continue reading The Confusion of saying I “Identify as ______,” and a better solution.

Cultural Dysphoria, endosexism, Human Rights, Intersex Erasure, Prejudice, Short Messages

Endosex: an important new word.

A message from Mx. Anunnaki Ray Marquez: Help me end Cultural Dysphoria, please! I brought the word "endosex" to the table with my TEDx Born Intersex: we are human! Intersex-born Cary G Costello, Ph.D., is one of the first to use "endosex" in his writing. I believe I am the first to use it in… Continue reading Endosex: an important new word.

Hope, Human Rights, Poems, Self-Determination

Poem: A Right of Passage

A Right of Passage To allow yourself the freedom to become. To end all inner conflict and fear. To invite yourself home. To love yourself enough to do it. A Right of Passage Many will die if they remain invisible in the mirror. Medical necessity for many is it for you? If yes, a special… Continue reading Poem: A Right of Passage

Bridge Building, Human Rights, Human Rights Violations, Intersex Activist, Intersex Awareness, Questions and Answers, Self-Determination, United Nations

Why Gender X Passport Doesn’t Work For Me.

Why Gender X passport doesn't work for me: It is because of my transgender intersectionality with my Sex not matching my Gender that this X passport does not work for me. My body and physiology appear intersex. I have not had surgeries to change my physiology to appear a male. Yet, I live full-time as… Continue reading Why Gender X Passport Doesn’t Work For Me.

Bridge Building, Intersex inclusion, Interview, Questions and Answers

Including the “I” in LGBTQIA+ Responsibly: My Interview with Nicki Pappas, Podcast Host of Broadening the Narrative

Here is my latest Podcast from Broadening the Narrative. I Had the pleasure of interviewing with Nicki Pappas Podcast Host and Writer about how to add the "I" to LGBTQIA+ with Responsiblity: Podcast: Broadening the Narrative: Including the "I" in LGBTQIA+ Responsibly with Mx. Anunnaki Ray Marquez ***Warning for some graphic language, references to suicide… Continue reading Including the “I” in LGBTQIA+ Responsibly: My Interview with Nicki Pappas, Podcast Host of Broadening the Narrative

Hope, Poems, Prejudice

Poem: Help me end Cultural Dysphoria. I exist & it is okay.

I exist even if you are blind I exist even if you can't hear me I exist even if you deny my genitals being different from you I exist even if you are uncomfortable around me and want to try to convince yourself we are the same when we are different or worse, that I… Continue reading Poem: Help me end Cultural Dysphoria. I exist & it is okay.

Intersex Erasure, Poems, Prejudice, Transgender

Poem: My thoughts about your Open Mind

One should not say they have to have an open mind, to be a person, friend... That is jacked up. Here are my thoughts when you say you can be my friend because you have an open mind. The Earth was not flat, just because they thought it was at one time. I exist if… Continue reading Poem: My thoughts about your Open Mind

Intersex Awareness, Intersex Traits, Questions and Answers, Short Messages

I often hear: “I can’t even imagine…”

I often sadly hear:  "I can't even imagine being a person like you."  It is done with great empathy, love, and care even. I know why this world failed to teach you about intersex people.  Sex Education even failed to teach me.  Worse, with surgeries and abortion Earth has tried to erase us off the… Continue reading I often hear: “I can’t even imagine…”

Cosmetic Genital Surgery, Cultural Dysphoria, Poems, Self-Determination

Poem: I was never in the wrong body. (With 6 Intersex flags from around the world.)

  I was never in the wrong body How dare this world try to tell others they are in the wrong body too. It makes me angry. It makes me sad. I almost believed your lies. For a lifetime you tried to fix me!  . I was born in the right body. Don't try to… Continue reading Poem: I was never in the wrong body. (With 6 Intersex flags from around the world.)