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

Human Rights, Intersex Activist, Intersex Awareness, Intersex Erasure, Intersex People, My Intersex Story

The United States 2020 Census Didn’t Include My Sex!

The United States 2020 Census didn't include my sex.   You see, my legal existence is not intersex, the way that I was born.   September 2018 this erroneous error on my original birth certificate was corrected to my true sex: intersex.   I am Proudly the First in Colorado to get an Intersex Birth… Continue reading The United States 2020 Census Didn’t Include My Sex!

Bathrooms, Human Rights, Intersex People, Prejudice, Short Messages

A common question I am asked: How do you go to the bathroom?

  I am asked often: How do you go to the bathroom? My joking answer and to the point: I find a bathroom, go into the bathroom, if it is a stall, I shut and lock the stall door, sit down and do my business like you do. My more serious answer:  1) I first… Continue reading A common question I am asked: How do you go to the bathroom?

Civil Rights, Freedom, Hope, Human Rights, Poems

Poem: Human Diversity & Your Prejudice

This poem was made with the beautiful Pride SPACE Flags created by Laurie Raye and graciously shared to all to use.  If you need definitions please visit Helpful Definitions of Human Sexuality with Flags. Human Diversity & Your Prejudice   If you hate us LGBTQIA+ people this poem is for you: Human Diversity is Beautiful stop… Continue reading Poem: Human Diversity & Your Prejudice

Human Rights, Poems

Poem: Here we go again in 2020

I promise once again to be in service to this world. I am loyally fulfilling my sacred contract.    My voice is being heard now I beg you to stop! I will try to make laws to make you stop hurting innocent intersex children. I will educate you even if your mind is closed. I… Continue reading Poem: Here we go again in 2020

Culture Dysphoria, Homophobia, Intersex Activist, Poems, Prejudice

Poem: Systemic Erasure of a Class of People

You call this evolved? You are a fool! With your invention of sex, you erased an entire class of people.  Ancient people accepted what you denied.  Indigenous people accept what you deny! We have existed since the first humans have walked the Earth I have seen the past, I have read what they wrote.  I… Continue reading Poem: Systemic Erasure of a Class of People

Hate Crimes, Human Rights Violations, Intersex Phobia, Poems, Prejudice, Relationships, Short Messages

Poem: Institutionalized approved torture

Today I shared to the world on Facebook: My great aunt suffered electric shock treatment and being locked up in psychiatric hospitals for being a lesbian. She would ultimately commit suicide to escape institutionalized torture. I sometimes wonder if she was also intersex. I can't get any straight answers. If she was intersex, that would… Continue reading Poem: Institutionalized approved torture

Bridge Building, Human Rights, Intersex Awareness, My Intersex Story

Stories of Intersex And Faith: a documentary my friends & family are in.

This documentary is now at several Film Festivals.  It is our hope that the world can see it soon! Please go here: To Watch the Trailer "It’s society that needs to be healed, not us." Stories of Intersex and Faith has created transformational experiences for individual viewers, faith communities, and physicians. Five powerful stories, gently and… Continue reading Stories of Intersex And Faith: a documentary my friends & family are in.

Hate Crimes, Human Rights, Human Rights Violations, Intersex Activist, Intersex Phobia, My Intersex Story, Self-Determination, Transphobia

Why medical prejudice and malpractice didn’t​ kill me.

A friend shared this quote with me when I was dying and saving myself from the horrors of forced gender assignment back in 2014. Back then, I felt like I was drowning in the middle of the cold Atlantic Ocean with no raft, no life jacket. Abandoned by those who should have cared, but did… Continue reading Why medical prejudice and malpractice didn’t​ kill me.

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