Intersex Awareness, Questions and Answers, Self-Determination, Transgender

Can an Intersex person be Transgender?

Short Answer: It is up to the intersex person to decide if they are transgender or not.  So, never assume and always ask the person. Long Answer: Definitions First: Cisgender = When an Endosex (not born intersex) person, agrees with their birth assignment. Ipso Gender = When an Intersex person agrees with their birth assignment.… Continue reading Can an Intersex person be Transgender?

Human Rights Violations, Intersex Awareness

Intersex Bodies are Not an error: My Intersex Story, and the stories of so many others.

Blogs I have written about how intersex is not a defect, a syndrome, or about being disordered: 1) My genitals are not “Normal”, but I don’t think normal is normal. 2) It is time to stop the “normalizing” genital surgery on intersex infants! 3) “It’s too small, let’s make them into a girl!” Yup, this atrocity is still happening… Continue reading Intersex Bodies are Not an error: My Intersex Story, and the stories of so many others.

Cosmetic Genital Surgery, Human Rights Violations, Intersex Awareness

Intersex is what it is….

Intersex is what it is, even if our doctors want to call it something else. Parents are not being told their baby is intersex to justify cosmetic genital surgery.  Most these surgeries are not medically necessary.  When in reality we are born with natural bodily variations.  Here is the United Nations' Intersex Fact Sheet, that uses… Continue reading Intersex is what it is….

Cosmetic Genital Surgery, Human Rights, Human Rights Violations, Intersex Awareness

FAR TOO FEW OF US ARE AWARE OF THE SPECIFIC HUMAN RIGHTS VIOLATIONS FACED BY MILLIONS OF INTERSEX PEOPLE

"FAR TOO FEW OF US ARE AWARE OF THE SPECIFIC HUMAN RIGHTS VIOLATIONS FACED BY MILLIONS OF INTERSEX PEOPLE  Because their bodies don't comply with the typical definition of male or female.  Intersex children and adults are frequently subjected to forced sterilization and other unnecessary and irreversible surgery and suffer discrimination in schools, workplace, and other… Continue reading FAR TOO FEW OF US ARE AWARE OF THE SPECIFIC HUMAN RIGHTS VIOLATIONS FACED BY MILLIONS OF INTERSEX PEOPLE