How the government and I define my existence: My Biological Sex: Intersex My Legal Sex: Intersex. As proven with medical documentation after going to Florida Court to prove I was born intersex, and now as documented accurately on my Colorado Birth Certificate: Intersex. At this time, my driver’s license and social security both legally say… Continue reading Trying to belong to a binary-only world: My Biological Sex, My Legal Sex, My Gender Identity, My Gender Expression, and My Sexual Orientation.
After 15 months of persistence and jumping through many hoops, I finally did it! I proudly did it without a lawyer too. However, I did have my dear friend Sara Kelly Keenan helping me along the way. Sara Kelly Keenan was the first in the United States and in New York City to get an… Continue reading I am Proudly the First in Colorado to get an Intersex Birth Certificate
My thoughts today and the way I see it. I feel that one of the biggest problem society has right now, with the confusion of sex and gender, is that most people conflate biological sex with gender identity. Thinking that they are both the same thing when they are not. Most… Continue reading Cultural Dysphoria: Stop conflating biological sex with gender identity.
Short Answer: It is up to the intersex person to decide if they are transgender or not. So, never assume and always ask the person. Long Answer: Definitions First: Cisgender = When an Endosex (not born intersex) person, agrees with their birth assignment. Ipso Gender = When an Intersex person agrees with their birth assignment.… Continue reading Can an Intersex person be Transgender?
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This is the first part of a series about the complex biological realities of sex. Though the posts build on one another, each can be understood alone.
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I first learned about the social construction of sex from a lovely trans woman named Kiki.
She said, “You may have heard before that gender is socially constructed, while sex is biological. But I’m here to tell you that what you’ve heard isn’t true. Sex is socially constructed too. So are you ready for the truth? Are you going to take the red pill or the blue pill?”
Three years later, I was diagnosed by my gynecologist with polycystic ovarian syndrome (PCOS), which means that my body produces hormones intermediate between “typical men” and “typical women.” What I learned from Kiki gave me context in which to understand…
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Transgender and Transexual A person who identifies as transgender or transsexual are usually people who are born with a typical endosex male or endosex female anatomies but feel that their birth assignment was wrong. Some believe that they are born into the "wrong body", and others feel they are of nonconforming in their body… Continue reading The Difference Between Transgender or Transexual and Being Born Intersex.
It is impossible for me to please everyone in the intersex and transgender community. I do the best I can to respect everyone. I always say: when you have met ONE intersex person you have met ONE intersex person. Some of us are cis-gender (agree with our birth assignment) and heterosexual, and not… Continue reading Every Human Deserves Self-Determination
I feel it is now time to create more allies, create more supportive organizations, and give a way for organizations that want to become intersex inclusive direction on how they can help us end these atrocities that intersex people face. These human rights violations are in regards to aborting healthy intersex fetuses, and ending non-consenting… Continue reading Why I feel INTERSEX should be added to the LGBTQ rainbow
It is important to understand that for me, being born in the middle as intersex, I need to be medically and socially recognized, as both male and female, to get the proper care I might be needing if I show up at the hospital emergency room, or have to be hospitalized. First of all,… Continue reading Why when I go to the Emergency Room I mark Both the male and female box.