Poems

Poem: Endosexism

E Ellegant people separating themselves into pink and blue only boxes. N Not knowing they are doing harm conflating sex with gender. D 'Dumb' is not the word to use to describe what they are doing. O 'Open-minded people' learning about this human rights atrocity. S The erasure of our sex with the many names… Continue reading Poem: Endosexism

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.

Bridge Building, Civil Rights, Cultural Dysphoria, Genital Integrity, Homophobia, Human Rights, Human Rights Violations, Intersex Activist, Intersex Cosmetic Surgery, Intersex Erasure, Intersex People, Intersex Phobia, Intersex Traits, My Intersex Story, Prejudice, Religion and Bridge Building, Self-Determination, TEDx Jacksonville, Transphobia

My Letter: SB 225 (Wiener) – My Intersex Story

Dear Senator(s) and whom it will concern, RE: SB 225 (Wiener) | January 20, 2021  I was born in 1967, with a rare form of Congenital Adrenal Hyperplasia and with non-life-threatening genitals that made my mom feel that I might be her son. She was going to name me Anthony Ray. Closer inspection made them… Continue reading My Letter: SB 225 (Wiener) – My Intersex Story

Cosmetic Genital Surgery, Cultural Dysphoria, Genital Integrity, Human Rights Violations, Intersex Cosmetic Surgery, Intersex Erasure, Intersex Phobia, Prejudice, Self-Determination, Short Messages, Transphobia

Medical Complex: Stop Cutting the gay off!

Help us end Transphobia and Homophobia. Some of us believe they are cutting the gay off of innocent nonconsenting intersex children. If an intersex child is believed to be a female before that child can give voice agreeing to this female birth assignment, she deserves to keep her large clitoris, phallus, or penis if this… Continue reading Medical Complex: Stop Cutting the gay off!

Bridge Building, Celebrations, Intersex Art Work, Intersex People

This 2019 portrait is by Russian: Alexei Sovertkov, of a Hermaphrodite.

A Facebook Post to my Public Page: Mx Anunnaki Ray Marquez August 7th, 2020: This 2019 portrait is by Russian: Alexei Sovertkov, of a Hermaphrodite. I lifted this beautiful portrait away from all the horrible commentary and spectacle of countless uneducated facebook viewers. The commentary from the page I lifted it from made me sick!… Continue reading This 2019 portrait is by Russian: Alexei Sovertkov, of a Hermaphrodite.

Cultural Dysphoria, Hope, My Intersex Story, Prejudice, Relationships

Is my husband a pervert?

A conversation starter: Was my husband at one time a person that could have been considered a "pervert" or a "chaser" for being curious and wanting to date me, and have sex with me, an intersex trans person? My answer is "yes". And yet, here we are thirty years later in the same marriage. Yet, today I… Continue reading Is my husband a pervert?

Civil Rights, Cultural Dysphoria, Homophobia, Human Rights, Intersex Activist

While I sit in Facebook Jail

While I sit in Facebook Jail. My thoughts: To every single endosex/cisgender/heterosexual who talks about us intersex people to get "wows" and "laughs" and views at our expense.  And worse, by using the wrong language, but Facebook doesn't take you down. Maybe you will someday figure out there is an intersex person's heart on the other… Continue reading While I sit in Facebook Jail

Cultural Dysphoria, PFLAG, Relationships, Transgender, Transphobia

Why I now don’t call it my “dead name” anymore, and why semantics matter.

  I am dear friends with Phyllis Gallisath, a mother whos buried her transgender son died last year.   His name was Liam, and he had been found dead, after not coming home one day after completing suicide.  Like many of us assigned wrong at birth, he suffered from horrible depression and it finally took his life.… Continue reading Why I now don’t call it my “dead name” anymore, and why semantics matter.

Cosmetic Genital Surgery, Cultural Dysphoria, Human Rights, Intersex Cosmetic Surgery

Dear Medical Complex, Please stop saying Disorder of Sex Development.

  If we are to change our culture's view of intersex people, there is something very powerful we all can do.  It is as simple as changing the language used to describe intersex children and adults. The United Nations' states: "Because our bodies are seen as different, intersex infants, children and adults are often stigmatized and… Continue reading Dear Medical Complex, Please stop saying Disorder of Sex Development.

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