Celebrations, Civil Rights, Emancipation, Freedom, Hope, Intersex Activist, Intersex Awareness, Intersex People, Self-Determination

I am Proudly the First in Colorado to get an Intersex Birth Certificate

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

Hate Crimes, Intersex Erasure, Intersex Phobia, Memories, Poems, Prejudice, Relationships, Transgender, Transphobia

Poem: You couldn’t protect me, they erased me

To my mother: When I was born I became a thorn in your pocket You wanted me to be Anthony I disappointed you You raised me as Antoinette My picture not even in your locket You couldn't protect me, they erased me To my living sister: When I grew up You called me Toni with… Continue reading Poem: You couldn’t protect me, they erased me

Cosmetic Genital Surgery, Gender, Human Rights, Human Rights Violations, Intersex Awareness, Intersex People, Prejudice, Questions and Answers, Self-Determination, Transgender, United Nations

My thoughts about the Third Gender Box, Gender Neutral or Gender X

I was born with intersex variations, here is my autobiography.   My body does not comply with the rules that would put me into either the biological male box or the biological female box. So at my birth, and during my life, and up until the emancipation of my true gender, I was forced, mostly… Continue reading My thoughts about the Third Gender Box, Gender Neutral or Gender X

Cosmetic Genital Surgery, Human Rights Violations, Intersex Awareness, Intersex Traits, Self-Determination

Doctors call us a disorder, defect, or syndrome, when we are born. We are simply INTERSEX.

  INTERSEX people are born as often as redheads, and possibly even more frequent. Sometimes when we are born, doctors do not even call us "intersex" or even "hermaphrodites". Instead, they tell our parents we are born with a "defect", a "disorder", or a "syndrome". Which is very misleading. This way they can justify corrective… Continue reading Doctors call us a disorder, defect, or syndrome, when we are born. We are simply INTERSEX.