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, 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

Human Rights, Human Rights Violations, Prejudice, Self-Determination, Short Messages

Genitals Do Not Equal Gender

  This is well done.  I appreciate Hollie Howitt in their effort to change society to stop equating that our genitals equal gender.  Hollie uses adult language, while also using controversial words for vagina and penis, she makes a very good point about the human right to orgasm.  Plus, they elaborate on how the male… Continue reading Genitals Do Not Equal Gender

Gender Nonconforming, Relationships, Self-Determination, Transgender

Today is: “Gender Correct Day”

  I have a dear lady friend.  Her name is Synthia Roy, and she lives in my city.  She now lives her authentic gender, after being assigned male at birth.   Her insight into what is happening around the definition of transgender, in our city, has truly concerned me.  I would like to talk about… Continue reading Today is: “Gender Correct Day”

Gender Nonconforming, Intersex Awareness, Self-Determination, Transgender

Am I Transgender? Can an intersex person be transgender?

Before I answer, below,  if I am transgender, or can an intersex person be transgender, let me educate about five things first.  Biological Sex,  Transgender, Gender Identity, Gender Expression and Secondary Sex Characteristics.  You can read more here too: LGBTQIA+ Definitions of Human Sexuality. BIOLOGICAL SEX:  Biological Sex: It is typically assigned, at birth, by the… Continue reading Am I Transgender? Can an intersex person be transgender?

Intersex Awareness, Poems

Poem: Parts are Parts, and Venus and Mars can get over it.

  Parts are parts! If it belongs to a girl, it's a girl part. If it belongs to a boy, it's a boy part. A penis is not just a boy part If it belongs to a girl it should not break your heart. A penis can be a girl part and Venus and Mars… Continue reading Poem: Parts are Parts, and Venus and Mars can get over it.

Culture Dysphoria, Intersex Awareness, Questions and Answers, Self-Determination

Do I pass? What Gender am I?

One's self-determination of gender can come in many forms, and it is not always the male/female binary.  There are other options out there!  All too often, I see that some are not even told or shown that non-binary options are out there. We are expected to live up to this list of expectations, which come… Continue reading Do I pass? What Gender am I?

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?