I am often asked how can we add the "I" responsibly to LGBT+, since so many of us intersex people identify as LGBTQ+ in some way: Here is how I feel the "I" can be added with responsibility and care: Below are three pages to print, and several important links that you will need to use as… Continue reading How to Add the “I” Responsibly to the LGBTQ+ Rainbow
I am excited to announce, and celebrate that PFLAG Rockford Illinois is the second PFLAG Chapter to responsibly include intersex. My chapter, PFLAG of Jacksonville is the first. This happening after they made me their Director of Gender/INTERSEX Education. It is my goal now to help other PFLAG chapters add the "I" responsibly. While traveling to… Continue reading PFLAG Rockford Chapter is the 2nd to become INTERSEX Inclusive.
I feel it is now time to create more allies, create more supportive organizations, and give a way for organizations that want to become intersex inclusive direction on how they can help us end these atrocities that intersex people face. These human rights violations are in regards to aborting healthy intersex fetuses, and ending non-consenting… Continue reading Why I feel INTERSEX should be added to the LGBTQ+ rainbow
Garry Bevel President, PFLAG of Jacksonville, and Frieda Saraga, Board of Directors, and Founding Board Member of PFLAG of Jacksonville, have been absolutely amazing to work with. Both have accepted me, with open arms, and have listen with care, when I felt intersex should not be left out by the acronyms LGBT or LGBTQ.… Continue reading Making History! PFLAG of Jacksonville, Florida, includes INTERSEX.
A letter I shared on: Mx. Anunnaki Ray, Gender/Intersex Activist Facebook Page: Sending a note, to simply say thank you again, for listening, and sharing this page. It is sometimes hard for people to hear about a culture different than their own, especially when daily the news can be so depressing and unimaginable. I have… Continue reading Adding the “I” responsibly to LGBT
A year ago today, these are the two live videos of what Judi Herring, M.D. and I shared to the City Council, regarding getting the Jacksonville, Florida, LGBT Human Rights Ordinance, back in January of 2016. Sharing again, because this 'LGBT HRO' did not pass. This was about a year ago today: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=LDgNF1gqSeg What… Continue reading Judi Herring, M.D. and I talking to the City Council, about INTERSEX in Jacksonville, Florida, regarding the LGBT Human Rights Ordinance (HRO)
Before I answer, below, if I am transgender, or can an intersex person be transgender, let me educate about five things first. Biological Sex, Transgender, Gender Identity, Gender Expression and Secondary Sex Characteristics. You can read more here too: LGBTQIA+ Definitions of Human Sexuality. BIOLOGICAL SEX: Biological Sex: It is typically assigned, at birth, by the… Continue reading Am I Transgender? Can an intersex person be transgender?
Recently they have been trying to get the senate to pass a bill that would require Sex Ed to be LGBTQ inclusive. This would be progress, this would be awesome even. However, it still does not include intersex, nor the teaching of our intersex bodies. It is another example of intersex erasure. Below I explain… Continue reading Here is another sad example of Intersex Erasure:
I am not transgender. I was born intersex. But since I was raised the wrong gender, and had to reclaim my true gender, Guess what? Almost everything that can happen to a gay person, lesbian, transgender person, or gender non-conforming queer person, has happened to me. I now know I am not alone.… Continue reading When you do not include the “I” in your human rights efforts, this is why it hurts me and other people born intersex: