Bridge Building, Gender Nonconforming, Human Rights, Intersex Activist, Intersex Awareness, Intersex Cosmetic Surgery, Intersex inclusion, Intersex Traits, Transgender

Human Sexuality is Diverse & Greater Than the Binary

Created by Mx. Anunnaki Ray Marquez Shared on Facebook January 9, 20201: All humans can be assigned wrong at birth. I saw another version of this floating around and took the liberty to make it more gender diverse and intersex friendly.Not all people assigned wrong at birth are transgender. Not all people assigned wrong at… Continue reading Human Sexuality is Diverse & Greater Than the Binary

Bridge Building, Cultural Dysphoria, Human Rights, Intersex Awareness, Intersex People, Questions and Answers, Transgender

My thoughts: What about puberty blockers and surgery?

On social media I receive this questions so decided to also turn my answer into a blog too: What about pubery blockers and surgery? I do believe that if the family and child have received informed consent, and know that any human being (endosex or intersex) can exist as man/boy, woman/girl, both or neither, that… Continue reading My thoughts: What about puberty blockers and surgery?

Hate Crimes, Homophobia, Intersex Awareness, Intersex People, Intersex Phobia, Prejudice, Short Messages, Transphobia

Why trans hate, transphobia and homophobia are​ hurting millions of intersex kids.

If you can, please take note of all the organizations that support CAH (Congenital Adrenal Hyperplasia and The Cares Foundation), XXY/Klinefelter's Syndrome Organizations, and even Hypospadias Organizations. When you visit them, you will sadly see that all of them utterly deny that we can have intersectionality with LGBTQ+, transgender and queer people on their websites.… Continue reading Why trans hate, transphobia and homophobia are​ hurting millions of intersex kids.

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

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.

Genital Integrity, Human Rights, Intersex Awareness, Intersex People, Intersex Traits, Self-Determination, Transgender

Implicit bias making Hermaphrodites “she/her” and being called an “it”.

I put out a poll on social media to prove a point about implicit bias and gender identity.  It asked:  "When you think about Ancient Greek Hermaphrodite Statues what pronouns would you reflexively use to describe that person depicted?"   As you can see Most said she/her.  Facebook did not offer me a third option,… Continue reading Implicit bias making Hermaphrodites “she/her” and being called an “it”.

Human Rights Violations, Intersex People, Jim Costich, Relationships, The Man with the Hidden Playground

Intersex people must be allowed self-determination about our bodies, our identities, and our lives. By Jim Costich

By Jim Costich April 17th, 2019   Like Anunnaki, I am one of the lucky ones. One of the intersex people who was not mutilated by surgeons' knives.  Also, one of the lucky ones because I did not have a forced gender assignment and although my hormonal health was postponed due to medical malpractitioners I… Continue reading Intersex people must be allowed self-determination about our bodies, our identities, and our lives. By Jim Costich

Human Rights, Intersex Awareness, Intersex History, Intersex People, Jim Costich, The Man with the Hidden Playground

Thoughts of an Intersex Man on the Discovery that General Pulaski Was Likely Intersex | By Jim Costich

By James Costich April 8, 2019   It would seem that General Casimir Polaski, Revolutionary war hero serving directly under Washington himself was an intersex man instead of a male man. This is of great interest to intersex people who have been made to feel like lesser human beings. Otherwise, it is of very little… Continue reading Thoughts of an Intersex Man on the Discovery that General Pulaski Was Likely Intersex | By Jim Costich

Intersex Activist, Short Messages

My idea: How medical forms could respect everyone.

Here is a sample that might work in respecting everyone when filling out forms for hospitals, doctors, mental health, or councilors. This would be a huge relief to me if I showed up at an emergency room and was given this instead of some conflated two options "male" or "female" that would not be accurate:… Continue reading My idea: How medical forms could respect everyone.

Human Rights Violations, Jim Costich, The Man with the Hidden Playground

The 100% Female Intersex Girlz

By Jim Costich  March 29th, 2019 Before I begin, here is a reminder of the definition of Intersex from the United Nations Intersex fact sheet: Intersex people are born with sex characteristics (including genitals, gonads and chromosome patterns) that do not fit typical binary notions of male or female bodies. Intersex is an umbrella term… Continue reading The 100% Female Intersex Girlz