Hope, Poems, Short Messages

Poem: I Promise to Be Your Voice: My New Year Resolution for 2016

I Promise to Be Your Voice I read about you, in Africa, sweet angel now in heaven. They cut your penis off, and you bled to death.   Your family blamed all the bad things of the world on your birth.  That you were supposedly a curse to this world, simply because you were born… Continue reading Poem: I Promise to Be Your Voice: My New Year Resolution for 2016

Poems, Self-Determination

Poem: Here is the joke about being me; LGBTQIA+

LGBTQIA + is what they want us to say now Here is the joke about being me: L I was labeled as a LESBIAN as a teen in school G I am labeled as GAY now, as a man married to a man B I was labeled BI-SEXUAL too because at one time I did… Continue reading Poem: Here is the joke about being me; LGBTQIA+

Intersex Awareness, Questions and Answers, Short Messages

Four Things most were never taught in Sex Ed, that Intersex People Know: With Judi Herring, M.D.

Four Things most were never taught in Sex Ed, that Intersex People Know:  Gender is a social construct that was created by us humans. Gender cannot be determined by our genitals, reproductive system, hormones.  This means that gender cannot be determined by the size of one's clitoris or penis, the presence of testicles or ovaries,… Continue reading Four Things most were never taught in Sex Ed, that Intersex People Know: With Judi Herring, M.D.

Human Rights Violations, Poems

Poem: Human Rights; December 10th, International Human Rights Day

INTERSEX HUMAN RIGHTS: H    help us get the message out U    ugly things are allowed to happen to intersex babies M   make a difference today, and share an intersex person's story A   anger can make a difference if focused and controlled N   no more atrocities    R   reason with… Continue reading Poem: Human Rights; December 10th, International Human Rights Day

Cosmetic Genital Surgery, Human Rights Violations

Doctors Opposing Circumcision Genital Integrity Policy Statement: So, why are the genitals of intersex infants still being mutilated?

Here is the "Doctors Opposing Circumcision Genital Integrity Policy Statement", below.  So, why are the genitals of intersex infants still being destroyed?   How can one justify "corrective" surgery, when it takes away fertility, and genital integrity? When an intersex infant is operated on, to assign their gender through surgical "corrective" interventions, they  somehow justified… Continue reading Doctors Opposing Circumcision Genital Integrity Policy Statement: So, why are the genitals of intersex infants still being mutilated?

Human Rights Violations, Intersex Awareness, Questions and Answers, Self-Determination

What are others saying about being intersex? Here is what they have to say:

FIVE ARTICLES WRITTEN BY OTHERS  1) Please Read Article:  9 Damaging Lies Doctors Told Me When I Was Growing Up Intersex By Pidgeon Pagonis "You’ve told one lie after another to my family and me since I was three months old. And thanks to you all, I – like millions of other intersex folks –… Continue reading What are others saying about being intersex? Here is what they have to say:

Celebrations, Countries Who Protect Intersex Children, Human Rights, Self-Determination, Short Messages

When will the rest of the world catch up with Malta?

Stop the Genital Assignment of Gender in Intersex Infants.   GENDER is not in our genitals.  It is in our brain.  GENDER is a social construct.  Our genitals are the product of the diversity of nature. There are many variances of genitals.  Our genitals do not always follow the "rules of the male/female binary".  … Continue reading When will the rest of the world catch up with Malta?

Poems

Poem: Maybe, just maybe, it is time to (Un)know Gender

My father told me to not tell. That the world would want me to burn in hell. I told you, my friend, you ran and flee. He was right, you hated me! I will forever miss those who could not be, on this path to cherish me. Family so mortified, Devastated that I am now alive.… Continue reading Poem: Maybe, just maybe, it is time to (Un)know Gender

Cosmetic Genital Surgery, Human Rights Violations, Intersex Awareness

Intersex is what it is….

Intersex is what it is, even if our doctors want to call it something else. Parents are not being told their baby is intersex to justify cosmetic genital surgery.  Most these surgeries are not medically necessary.  When in reality we are born with natural bodily variations.  Here is the United Nations' Intersex Fact Sheet, that uses… Continue reading Intersex is what it is….

Cosmetic Genital Surgery, Human Rights, Human Rights Violations, Intersex Awareness

FAR TOO FEW OF US ARE AWARE OF THE SPECIFIC HUMAN RIGHTS VIOLATIONS FACED BY MILLIONS OF INTERSEX PEOPLE

"FAR TOO FEW OF US ARE AWARE OF THE SPECIFIC HUMAN RIGHTS VIOLATIONS FACED BY MILLIONS OF INTERSEX PEOPLE  Because their bodies don't comply with the typical definition of male or female.  Intersex children and adults are frequently subjected to forced sterilization and other unnecessary and irreversible surgery and suffer discrimination in schools, workplace, and other… Continue reading FAR TOO FEW OF US ARE AWARE OF THE SPECIFIC HUMAN RIGHTS VIOLATIONS FACED BY MILLIONS OF INTERSEX PEOPLE