Intersex Awareness, Intersex People, My Intersex Story, Poems, Self-Determination

Poem: My Sex Traits Don’t Create My Gender Identity

My Sex Traits Don't Create My Gender Identity I am not a non-binary person. I am a man an intersex man My Sex Traits Don't Create My Gender Identity My gender is in my brain and heart. My body is intersex. I have an intersex body. We used to be called hermaphrodites. I am a… Continue reading Poem: My Sex Traits Don’t Create My Gender Identity

Bridge Building, Civil Rights, Cultural Dysphoria, Genital Integrity, Homophobia, Human Rights, Human Rights Violations, Intersex Activist, Intersex Cosmetic Surgery, Intersex Erasure, Intersex People, Intersex Phobia, Intersex Traits, My Intersex Story, Prejudice, Religion and Bridge Building, Self-Determination, TEDx Jacksonville, Transphobia

My Letter: SB 225 (Wiener) – My Intersex Story

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

Bridge Building, Gender Nonconforming, Human Rights, Intersex Activist, Intersex Awareness, Intersex Cosmetic Surgery, Intersex inclusion, Intersex Traits, Transgender

Human Sexuality is Diverse & Greater Than the Binary

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

Cosmetic Genital Surgery, Cultural Dysphoria, Genital Integrity, Human Rights Violations, Intersex Cosmetic Surgery, Intersex Erasure, Intersex Phobia, Prejudice, Self-Determination, Short Messages, Transphobia

Medical Complex: Stop Cutting the gay off!

Help us end Transphobia and Homophobia. Some of us believe they are cutting the gay off of innocent nonconsenting intersex children. If an intersex child is believed to be a female before that child can give voice agreeing to this female birth assignment, she deserves to keep her large clitoris, phallus, or penis if this… Continue reading Medical Complex: Stop Cutting the gay off!

Bridge Building, Cultural Dysphoria, Human Rights, Intersex Awareness, Intersex People, Questions and Answers, Transgender

My thoughts: What about puberty blockers and surgery?

On social media I receive this questions so decided to also turn my answer into a blog too: What about pubery blockers and surgery? I do believe that if the family and child have received informed consent, and know that any human being (endosex or intersex) can exist as man/boy, woman/girl, both or neither, that… Continue reading My thoughts: What about puberty blockers and surgery?

Celebrations, Emancipation, Human Rights, Intersex Activist, Intersex Awareness, Intersex People, Memories, My Intersex Story, Self-Determination

For Intersex Day of Solidarity and Remembrance 2020

The Chalk Board that Anunnaki and His Husband James Made for Intersex Awareness Day 2015 | All the bad words I have been called. I was born intersex in 1967, and experts decided to raise me a girl in error. My mother would want me named Anthony. She was right in her intuition about my… Continue reading For Intersex Day of Solidarity and Remembrance 2020

Intersex People, Poems, Self-Determination

Poem: I am a Hermaphrodite

H     Honoring the way my body appears naked. E     Now believing my body was born Exceptional. R     Realizing I was lied to and deceived. M    My Mother wanted me to be Anthony they were told to raise me a girl. A     I was Assigned wrong at birth. … Continue reading Poem: I am a Hermaphrodite

Cosmetic Genital Surgery, Human Rights, Human Rights Violations, Intersex Activist, Intersex Awareness, Intersex Cosmetic Surgery, Intersex People, Intersex Phobia, Prejudice, Transphobia

June is CAH Awareness Month | What it means to me in 2020

Up until this year, I typically have not celebrated June CAH Awareness month, because of the CAH (Congenital Adrenal Hyperplasia) organizations and groups not even acknowledging my sex is intersex and that I am an intersex man.  I do believe that this is all due to their prejudice and bias.  Serendipitously, CAH Awareness Month lands… Continue reading June is CAH Awareness Month | What it means to me in 2020

Gender Nonconforming, Intersex Awareness, Intersex People, Poems, Self-Determination

Poem: Them | By Sara Kaplan

They look in the mirror and it is not right. They strive for perfection, and what’s reflected back doesn’t work for them. They aren’t comfortable being bound by boxes and binaries. They are themselves although that’s an intimidating place to be. They hold their ground and position with a ferocious stubbornness. Proven first, with their… Continue reading Poem: Them | By Sara Kaplan

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.