Jim Costich, The Man with the Hidden Playground

Jim Costich: An Intersex Man Before His Time in Esquire Magazine 2005

To read scanned article above:  Jim Costich 2005 Esquire Article This article was written at a very heady time in my life. I had joined the gay men's naturist club and running around naked in the woods with other naked men who could all see at a glance that I don't have testicles and do have… Continue reading Jim Costich: An Intersex Man Before His Time in Esquire Magazine 2005

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Cosmetic Genital Surgery, Human Rights Violations, Intersex Activist, Poems

Poem: I will try to heal this pink and blue sick world.

The universe put me here to help heal this pink and blue sick world. As a little kid, I knew but did not know.  I was afraid to know.    And yet the Holy ones let me know. When I denied the truth I became very sick in every way.  I became the walking dead.… Continue reading Poem: I will try to heal this pink and blue sick world.

Jim Costich, The Man with the Hidden Playground

Jim Costich’s Intersex Imposter Rant

By Jim Costich  February, 7th 2019 There is no such thing as an "intersex poser".  There are only people who are trying to figure out whether they are intersex.  Some of them have noticed things about their bodies that don’t match what is considered standard for the sex they’ve been told they are the most… Continue reading Jim Costich’s Intersex Imposter Rant

Human Rights, Self-Determination, Short Messages

The problem with ALL BIRTH CERTIFICATES.

The way I see it there are two problems with all birth certificates with nonconsenting babies:   First of all, a child can not give consent yet. A Birth Certificate assigned by the choice of an expert at our birth or giving the choice to our parents take away the right of the child.  It totally… Continue reading The problem with ALL BIRTH CERTIFICATES.

Homophobia, Human Rights, Intersex Activist, Intersex Awareness, Intersex Phobia, My Intersex Story, Transphobia

What It’s Like: A WJCT Podcast with Anunnaki and his husband James

Episode Info:  Anunnaki, who was born intersex, was raised as a female, the gender his parents chose. Annunaki and James’ marriage survived Anunnaki’s transition to living as a man — how he identifies — and James’ adjustment to life as a gay man. Click here to listen: What It's Like WJCT Podcast: Anunnaki and James… Continue reading What It’s Like: A WJCT Podcast with Anunnaki and his husband James

Bridge Building, Celebrations, Short Messages

I will now use MOGAI instead of LGBTQIA+

Today marks the FIRST day of my changing everything I say to MOGAI, instead of LGBTQIA+ I am told it is said: "Mo" + "gay" and/or M-O-G-A-I "MOGAI" stands for marginalized orientations gender alignments and intersex. M = Marginalized O = Orientations:  Both Sexual Orientation and Romantic Orientation. GA = Gender Alignments:  Both Gender Identity… Continue reading I will now use MOGAI instead of LGBTQIA+

Bridge Building, Human Rights, Intersex Activist, Intersex Erasure, Intersex inclusion, Poems

Poem: Together we are stronger LGBTQIA+; with Martin Luther King Jr. and his gay friend Bayard Rustin.

Intersex and Transgender  There are few human or civil rights for you and me, the fight has just begun!  And here we are within the rainbow fighting each other. Intersex people outcasting, gatekeeping and judging other intersex people as being posers or fake. Transgender people fighting, outcasting, gatekeeping and judging other transgender people as not… Continue reading Poem: Together we are stronger LGBTQIA+; with Martin Luther King Jr. and his gay friend Bayard Rustin.

Jim Costich, The Man with the Hidden Playground

Not all intersex people look intersex.

          By Jim Costich  Jim's response to the above educational post seen on social media: When we include intersex into the conversation, simply saying "cisgender" tells nothing about the body that person was born into if they were born with an intersex bodily or intersex chromosomal variation.    I once met… Continue reading Not all intersex people look intersex.

Freedom, Intersex People, Poems, Self-Determination

Poem: To be a Fighter By Julien Franke

  I run a Beyond the Binary: Gender Nonconformist Group on Facebook.  It is an amazing place where we can all share our thoughts safety, learn from each other and get love and support.   Julien is angry that self-determination was taken from him by the medical community.  Today this poem was shared in this… Continue reading Poem: To be a Fighter By Julien Franke

Intersex Activist, Intersex Awareness, Intersex People, Questions and Answers, Self-Determination

My Anatomical Intersex Body Does Not Create My Gender Identity

  Here is my blog in response to lots of people assuming that my gender identity would be "Gender Neutral" due to being born intersex. This assumption is profound and not accurate for so many of us born anatomically intersex. A "Gender Neutral" birth certificate is good only for people whose gender identity is gender… Continue reading My Anatomical Intersex Body Does Not Create My Gender Identity