In all of the Americas, one of the reasons indigenous people were considered "savages" and "primitive" by white men, who were inventing sex to be only two, is because indigenous tribes everywhere believed there were more than two sexes/genders. These same tribes also believed in the freedom of diverse forms of sexual orientation and gender… Continue reading A Mapuche intersex survivor’s voice that needs to be heard: Lara Neira
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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 exist and I am here. I exist and I am here, and I deserve to be alive. I exist and I am here, and my body is intersex and born both male and female. I exist and I am here, and my brain is not neurotypical. I exist and I am here, and no… Continue reading Poem: I exist and I am here….
Hermaphrodite vs Intersex The two terms Hermaphrodite and Intersex have been used synonymously before the mid-years of the last century. However, they have been explained in the scientific literature so that it would be convenient to understand the difference between these two terms. Since the mid-1990's, it has been important to some in the… Continue reading Difference Between Hermaphrodite and Intersex
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
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
I am a man, with a few boy parts, that most call girl parts. But that is only because they believe in lies. They are all boy parts if they are my parts because I am a boy. I might be non-conforming, but they belong to me, and my legal gender is male. As for… Continue reading The male/female binary is a Myth!
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
I believe that the Self-Determination of Gender is a human right for all humans. Gender to me, is like our personality. It has nothing to do with our genitals, reproductive systems, chromosomes or hormones. Therefore a woman can have a female penis, and a man can have a man's vagina. I also believe that if… Continue reading What I believe:
God-incidence or Serendipity? Whatever you call it, it felt like a miracle. I was finally coming to terms with who I was as a human being. This was after having a lifetime of not feeling real, and being thrown away by many doctors, therapist and psychiatrists, who had tried to 'fix me'. I was… Continue reading The two of us, born intersex and named ‘Antoinette’ at our birth.