Emancipation, Human Rights Violations, Intersex Awareness, My Intersex Story, Self-Determination

A Zen Koan: The winter of my life.

All my life false and real, right and wrong tangled Playing with the moon, ridiculing wind, listening to birds Many years wasted seeing the mountain covered with snow This winter I suddenly realize snow makes a mountain. - Eihel Dogen For those who do not know, this is an example of a Koan.  A Koan… Continue reading A Zen Koan: The winter of my life.

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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

Hate Crimes, Homophobia, Intersex Awareness, Intersex People, Intersex Phobia, Prejudice, Short Messages, Transphobia

Why trans hate, transphobia and homophobia are​ hurting millions of intersex kids.

My Wednesday Intersex Awareness to you today: If you can please take note of all the organizations that support CAH (Congenital Adrenal Hyperplasia and The Cares Foundation), XXY/Klinefelter's Syndrome Organizations, and even Hypospadias Organizations. When you visit them, you will sadly see that all of them utterly deny that we can have intersectionality with LGBTQ+,… Continue reading Why trans hate, transphobia and homophobia are​ hurting millions of intersex kids.

Intersex Awareness, Intersex Traits, Poems

Poem: Her, him and me.

  She died so that I could live. Her spirit literally moved over in surrender and in peace. Do you get what I just told you? † My son was told she would be gone by 2015. His spirit guide was right. Our kids now have two dads. I never dreamed as a woman. †… Continue reading Poem: Her, him and me.

Intersex Awareness, Intersex People, Intersex Traits, Jim Costich, The Man with the Hidden Playground

Intersex is Not a Gender Identity By Jim Costich

By Jim Costich  September 22, 2019 It is not appropriate to use the term “intersex” to describe a gender identity.  Intersex refers to a person’s sexual anatomy, hormones or chromosomes.  The most important thing to remember about the definition of the term is that it describes a person’s body, not their identity.  The United Nations’ Intersex… Continue reading Intersex is Not a Gender Identity By Jim Costich

Bridge Building, Intersex Awareness, Intersex Erasure, Intersex People, Short Messages

“Intersex” can not be an Endosex Person’s Gender Identity.

The way I see, and many other intersex born people see it:   Intersex is not a term that should not be adopted by people who “feel” like they are intersex, but have endosex (non-intersex) bodies. I also feel that "intersex" can not accurately describe as an intersex person's gender identity, due to sex and… Continue reading “Intersex” can not be an Endosex Person’s Gender Identity.

Human Rights Violations, Jim Costich, The Man with the Hidden Playground

This is My Father’s World (Part 2 of​ 3)

By James Costich September 7th, 2019 Christianity has come to be nearly synonymous with the hatred, loathing, fear, and condemnation of LGBT people but this is a new development in the history of the religion, and it is far more linked to politics than theology.   Since the 1980s it’s been used as a distraction… Continue reading This is My Father’s World (Part 2 of​ 3)

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”.

Intersex People, Poems

Poem: Our Broken Intersex Community

They broke you. They broke me. We sit here together all broken.   We are both bleeding, and yet you attack me.   They taught us to hate ourselves. So you attack me some more.   What else would we expect from the broken? Yet, I refuse to fight you.   I see why you… Continue reading Poem: Our Broken Intersex Community

Cultural Dysphoria, PFLAG, Relationships, Transgender, Transphobia

Why I now don’t call it my “dead name” anymore, and why semantics matter.

  I am dear friends with Phyllis Gallisath, a mother whos buried her transgender son died last year.   His name was Liam, and he had been found dead, after not coming home one day after completing suicide.  Like many of us assigned wrong at birth, he suffered from horrible depression and it finally took his life.… Continue reading Why I now don’t call it my “dead name” anymore, and why semantics matter.