This talk was Live Stream on Youtube, and recorded for Intersex Awareness Day 2021. New Haven Pride Center States: For a special conversation with nationally recognized Anunnaki Ray Marquez, Intersex rights and gender activist, and TEDx speaker. Help us raise awareness while centering the Intersex community in an important dialogue about the relationship between sex… Continue reading My New Haven Pride Center Discussion: A Coversation with Mx. Anunnaki Ray Marquez on IAD 2021
Eliana Rubashkyn Creator of The Indivisilibity Flag for June Pride Month 2021 Indivisibility Flag Created by Eliana Rubashkyn for Intersex Inclusion: LGBTQIA+ Eliana Rubashkyn shares about the intersex inclusive flag they created: The indivisibility flag: This flag comes as the realization of repeated frustrations our intersex movement’s experience today, our identities are not understood, often… Continue reading The Indivisibility Flag Created For June Pride Month 2021 | By Eliana Rubashkyn (they/them)
Welcome, Mr. Vagina, Mrs. Penis, and Mx. Hermaphrodite! Welcome to a new world that doesn't deny your existence. Where genitals can belong to any gender identity and any sexual orientation and you are all valid. Where us humans have learned to stop conflating sex traits with gender identity. Better yet, no one is diagnosed as… Continue reading Poem: Mr. Vagina, Mrs. Penis, and Mx. Hermaphrodite
Dear Senator(s) and whom it will concern, RE: SB 225 (Wiener) | January 20, 2021 I was born in 1967, with a rare form of Congenital Adrenal Hyperplasia and with non-life-threatening genitals that made my mom feel that I might be her son. She was going to name me Anthony Ray. Closer inspection made them… Continue reading My Letter: SB 225 (Wiener) – My Intersex Story
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
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
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.
The surgeries for Hypospadias are sold like kool-aid or a Pepsi commercial by some clinics and hospitals. The new latest and greatest technique being competed for by surgeons. The life of the child in the balance. Is it a girl? Is it a boy? Never to ask if the child should get to decide… Continue reading A survivor of Intersex Genital Mutilation: Is Hypospadias Intersex?
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This is the first part of a series about the complex biological realities of sex. Though the posts build on one another, each can be understood alone.
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I first learned about the social construction of sex from a lovely trans woman named Kiki.
She said, “You may have heard before that gender is socially constructed, while sex is biological. But I’m here to tell you that what you’ve heard isn’t true. Sex is socially constructed too. So are you ready for the truth? Are you going to take the red pill or the blue pill?”
Three years later, I was diagnosed by my gynecologist with polycystic ovarian syndrome (PCOS), which means that my body produces hormones intermediate between “typical men” and “typical women.” What I learned from Kiki gave me context in which to understand…
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I like to teach that gender is our personality and that a penis and a vagina does not create our gender identity. I feel that my gender identity is a personal feeling and a way I internally feel about myself. My gender identity has nothing to do with my chromosomes, hormones, genitals or reproductive system.… Continue reading The way I see it: A Penis and a Vagina does not Create our Gender Identity