Civil Rights, Emancipation, Human Rights, Intersex Activist, Poems, Prejudice, Self-Determination, Short Messages

Poem: I AM A MAN

I see the pictures of the past "I AM A MAN!"  These pictures blast What is the difference? There isn't one No Civil Rights for me.... It has just begun.   By Mx. Anunnaki Ray Marquez March 4, 2016 Dedicated to any man who might understand. Billy Porter updated his Facebook cover with this photo… Continue reading Poem: I AM A MAN

Intersex Awareness, Intersex Traits, Questions and Answers

Women with Beards.

Pictures of women in history who grew out their beards:    Grace Gilbert - The Redheaded Bearded Lady This is Jusepe de Ribera's 1631 painting, "The Bearded Woman." “Womb Man” versus “Woman with a Beard”; My thoughts, my story. So why are some women able to grow beards?  There are a few reasons to why… Continue reading Women with Beards.

Culture Dysphoria, Hope, Human Rights, Poems, Self-Determination

My Plea to this Earth, my Poem: I Have a DREAM

I have a Dream  I have a DREAM That TOGETHER this world will CHANGE. That CULTURE can SHIFT and rearrange. The MEN can have EGGS, and WOMEN can have SPERM. That the world will not end if this BINARY MYTH is BURNED. That the intersex genitals of babies will no longer be SURGICALLY ERASED. And XX Men… Continue reading My Plea to this Earth, my Poem: I Have a DREAM

Hope, Human Rights, Poems, Short Messages

Poem: Can you think outside this male and female box?

  Can you think outside this male and female box? I see the symbols of gender from our past. History proves we walked among you.   I wonder why we did not last. Something must have gone terribly wrong. They banished us from view, and only two stayed strong. The Typical Male and Female. But, if… Continue reading Poem: Can you think outside this male and female box?

Celebrations, Hope, Human Rights, Self-Determination

I CAN EXIST NOW! Thanks to a Lesbian trapped in a hairy man’s body.

In 2014,  I virtually met a man, who dealt with some of the same metabolic problems as ours.  Facebook had connected him to me through a support group I used to run.  I was his first contact who dealt with this same condition of ours. At the time I was pretty much roommates with my husband.… Continue reading I CAN EXIST NOW! Thanks to a Lesbian trapped in a hairy man’s body.

Human Rights, Questions and Answers, Self-Determination

Are my Husband and I Gay Men Now? How We Became Sexual Minorities, Our Intersex Love Story.

How did my husband and I become a sexual minority? First of all, I did not want to be a sexual minority.  None of us get to pick how we are born.  I was born as a 46, XX Intersex Person.  My husband and I fell in love back in 1989. He never knew that… Continue reading Are my Husband and I Gay Men Now? How We Became Sexual Minorities, Our Intersex Love Story.

Human Rights, Intersex Awareness, Questions and Answers

Can We Really Identify All the Genders Out There?

The answer is: NO Here is why: To me, gender is a spectrum as vast as the Universe and is as personal as each and every person's experience here on Earth.  Gender is dictated by too many factors to mention here in the time allotted for one simple blog post.  Some try to give gender… Continue reading Can We Really Identify All the Genders Out There?

Anunnaki Ray's Photographic Stories, Hope, Human Rights, Human Rights Violations, Poems

An Intersex Poem of Freedom: I Will Sing My Song

  For Warmth I hold my face between my hands no I am not crying I hold my face between my hands to keep my loneliness warm two hands protecting two hands nourishing two hands to prevent my soul from leaving me in anger By Thich Nhat Hanh My sorrow and empathy consume me when… Continue reading An Intersex Poem of Freedom: I Will Sing My Song

Human Rights, Prejudice, Relationships

Dear Ally, Please Don’t Deny you are a Person of Privilege to Love Me

I have a few people in my life who are really trying to be good allies.  I genuinely appreciate this.   As a minority, in many ways, I know that it is not always easy to accept a person like me in your life. I know that most mean well, but here is the problem, with… Continue reading Dear Ally, Please Don’t Deny you are a Person of Privilege to Love Me

Human Rights, Intersex Cosmetic Surgery, Self-Determination, Short Messages

Chile outlawed unnecessary Genital “Normalizing” Surgeries on Intersex Babies! 2nd country to do so since last April 2015, when Malta was the first.

A Sad UPDATE to this blog:  We thought Chili had outlawed these surgeries on nonconsenting intersex children. It ends up that something else ended up happening to the creation of this new law that invalidates the original resolution. Quote: On August 23, 2016, the Chilean Ministry of Health issued Circular No. 7, 2016, which invalidated… Continue reading Chile outlawed unnecessary Genital “Normalizing” Surgeries on Intersex Babies! 2nd country to do so since last April 2015, when Malta was the first.