Intersex People, Poems, Self-Determination

Poem: I am a Hermaphrodite

H     Honoring the way my body appears naked. E     Now believing my body was born Exceptional. R     Realizing I was lied to and deceived. M    My Mother wanted me to be Anthony they were told to raise me a girl. A     I was Assigned wrong at birth. … Continue reading Poem: I am a Hermaphrodite

Civil Rights, Human Rights, Intersex Awareness, Intersex People, Poems, Prejudice

Poem: Can one be two? Yes! | June Pride Month 2020

I was told this world didn't like the word sex. So they changed it to gender. Then they conflated the two as one and the same. Assuming all men were male, and all women were female. Then I was told to be a girl when I am not a girl! It doesn't work that way… Continue reading Poem: Can one be two? Yes! | June Pride Month 2020

Intersex Awareness, Intersex People, Intersex Traits, Questions and Answers, Short Messages

Biological and Anatomical Sex: Endosex, Intersex & Altersex

What is Biological or Anatomical Sex? The biologic character or quality that distinguishes male, female, and intersex from each other as expressed by analysis of the person's gonadal, morphologic (internal and external), chromosomal, and hormonal characteristics. Biological Sex and Anatomical Sex. Also often shortened to just "Sex": It is typically assigned, at birth, by the "authorities",… Continue reading Biological and Anatomical Sex: Endosex, Intersex & Altersex

Celebrations, Intersex Activist, Intersex Awareness, Intersex History, Intersex People

Intersex People Throughout History: In Honor of Intersex Day of Solidarity and Remembrance

By Mx. Chris Nicholson and Mx. Anunnaki Ray Marquez  November 8th is Intersex Day of Remembrance, also known as Intersex Solidarity Day, an internationally observed civil awareness day designed to highlight issues faced by intersex people. It marks the birthday of Herculine Barbin, a French intersex person whose memoirs were later published by Michel Foucault… Continue reading Intersex People Throughout History: In Honor of Intersex Day of Solidarity and Remembrance

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”.

Bridge Building, Cosmetic Genital Surgery, Human Rights, Human Rights Violations, Intersex Activist, Intersex Cosmetic Surgery

Lane Palmer Rebuttal | By Michael Kreuzer, M.D.

By Michael Kreuzer, MD March 15th, 2019 Lane Palmer has written several articles on the subject of restricting and delaying non-therapeutic elective surgeries on infants and children and each and every time he has tweaked facts to favor his own arguments or confused biological sex with gender identity. I am a physician too, and I… Continue reading Lane Palmer Rebuttal | By Michael Kreuzer, M.D.

Jim Costich, The Man with the Hidden Playground

……But Now I Have to Scream

A Memoir from Jim Costich, 2003           I was 44 before I found out what my body contains and what being intersex might mean as I age. I was born with ambiguous genitals in 1957 and I had no surgery.  I've been on hormones since I was a teen because I have… Continue reading ……But Now I Have to Scream

Cultural Dysphoria, Homophobia, Intersex Phobia, Poems, Prejudice, Transphobia

Poem: Was it my penis?

The void of emptiness. A hole in my heart.   Was it your assumptions, your embarrassment, your shame? Why won't you call me a friend now? Was it my beard, my penis, my appearing a gay man now? You said I had lied to you when I appeared a woman. Why did my becoming an… Continue reading Poem: Was it my penis?

Celebrations, Intersex Activist, Intersex Awareness, Intersex People

In Honor of Herculine Barbin: November 8th, Intersex Day of Solidarity & Remembrance.

Intersex Day of Solidarity, also known as Intersex Day of Remembrance, and now takes place on November 8th each year. This day is in Honor and Memory of Herculine Barbin a French 'Hermaphrodite' from the late 1800's. November 8th was the birthday of Herculine Barbin, a French intersex person whose memoirs were later published by… Continue reading In Honor of Herculine Barbin: November 8th, Intersex Day of Solidarity & Remembrance.

Celebrations, Civil Rights, Emancipation, Freedom, Hope, Intersex Activist, Intersex Awareness, Intersex People, Self-Determination

I am Proudly the First in Colorado to get an Intersex Birth Certificate

The day I receive my intersex birth certificate from Colorado.