Intersex Awareness, Intersex People, Intersex Traits, Jim Costich, The Man with the Hidden Playground

Intersex is Not a Gender Identity By Jim Costich

By Jim Costich  September 22, 2019 It is not appropriate to use the term “intersex” to describe a gender identity.  Intersex refers to a person’s sexual anatomy, hormones or chromosomes.  The most important thing to remember about the definition of the term is that it describes a person’s body, not their identity.  The United Nations’ Intersex… Continue reading Intersex is Not a Gender Identity By Jim Costich

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Bridge Building, Intersex Awareness, Intersex Erasure, Intersex People, Short Messages

“Intersex” can not be an Endosex Person’s Gender Identity.

The way I see, and many other intersex born people see it:   Intersex is not a term that should not be adopted by people who “feel” like they are intersex, but have endosex (non-intersex) bodies. I also feel that "intersex" can not accurately describe as an intersex person's gender identity, due to sex and… Continue reading “Intersex” can not be an Endosex Person’s Gender Identity.

Bridge Building, Celebrations, Civil Rights, Human Rights, MOGAI, Short Messages

I will now use MOGAI instead of LGBTQIA+

Today marks the FIRST day of my changing everything I say to MOGAI, instead of LGBTQIA+ MOGAI is said: "Mo" + "gay" and/or M-O-G-A-I "MOGAI" stands for marginalized orientations, marginalized gender alignments, and intersex. M = Marginalized O = Orientations:  Both Sexual Orientation and Romantic Orientation. GA = Gender Alignments:  Both Gender Identity and Gender… Continue reading I will now use MOGAI instead of LGBTQIA+

Questions and Answers, Self-Determination

How I became pronoun fluid at four years old.

  Four years ago today I emancipated my true gender identity to nonconforming gay androgynous man.  As of December 19th, I am officially FOUR years old. Four years old, you say?  How can that be?   Well, in the transgender community we often count our birthday from the date we started our transition against our… Continue reading How I became pronoun fluid at four years old.

Gender Nonconforming, Human Rights, Human Rights Violations, Questions and Answers, Relationships, Self-Determination, Short Messages

Trying to belong to a binary-only​​ world: My Biological Sex, My Legal Sex, My Gender Identity, ​My Gender Expression, ​and My Sexual Orientation.

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.

Bridge Building, Civil Rights, Gender Nonconforming, Human Rights, Intersex Awareness, Prejudice, Questions and Answers, Relationships, Transgender, United Nations

For Parents: How to Screen for a Safe Transgender or Intersex Therapist or Doctor

Both Transgender and Intersex children deserve to be medically and psychologically treated with dignity and respect and be given the human right to self-determine their own gender identity and gender expression.  So below I will share two separate lists of how this can be achieved.  These two lists are very different and will demonstrate the… Continue reading For Parents: How to Screen for a Safe Transgender or Intersex Therapist or Doctor

Bridge Building, Civil Rights, Cosmetic Genital Surgery, Human Rights, Human Rights Violations, Intersex Awareness, Prejudice, Self-Determination, Transgender, United Nations

Every Human Deserves Self-Determination

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

Poems, Short Messages

The Alphabet of HUMAN SEXUALITY: A through Z

The Alphabet of  HUMAN SEXUALITY:   A through Z  This A through Z list includes a mixture of ways to describe, Biological Sex, Gender Identity, Gender Expression, Sexual Orientation, Romantic Orientation, Affectionate Orientation, Kink, Fetish Culture, a few miscellaneous labels, and some labels that are socially taboo!  For definitions, you can visit: Helpful MOGAI Definitions of… Continue reading The Alphabet of HUMAN SEXUALITY: A through Z

Civil Rights, Gender Nonconforming, Intersex Awareness, Questions and Answers, Relationships, Self-Determination

Why when I go to the Emergency Room I mark Both the male and female box.

  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.

Intersex People, Poems, Prejudice, Questions and Answers, Transgender

Poem: Over 50% would have died.

Over 50% would have died. I just survived what most would not have. No I do not like this world. It is a cruel and cold place for intersex people and transgender people. Most would not have switched their gender to save their lives. I can't respect that. I just survived what most wouldn't have.… Continue reading Poem: Over 50% would have died.