Here is a way to add the "I" for intersex, responsibly to LGBT+. Demographics show that about half of us intersex people identify as LGBTQ+ in some way. Intersex people receive the collateral damage of homophobia, transphobia, queerphobia, and intersex phobia. Harm can come to intersex children and people when added to LGBTQ+ without accurate knowledge about us. So… Continue reading How to Add the “I” Responsibly to the LGBTQ+ Rainbow
Tag: Sex Education
The Difference Between Transgender or Transexual and Being Born Intersex.
Transgender and Transexual A person who identifies as transgender or transsexual are usually people who are born with a typical endosex male or endosex female anatomies but feel that their birth assignment was wrong. Some believe that they are born into the "wrong body", and others feel they are of nonconforming in their body… Continue reading The Difference Between Transgender or Transexual and Being Born Intersex.
Difference Between Hermaphrodite and Intersex
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
Examples of Transphobia, Queerphobia, Intersexphobia & Homophobia
The following are examples of Transphobic attitudes (note that sometimes these examples below can be examples of Queerphobia too): The belief/insistence that trans women are not "real women" The belief/insistence that trans men are not "real men". The belief/insistence that non-binary genders are invalid and do not exist. The belief/insistence that transsexual people… Continue reading Examples of Transphobia, Queerphobia, Intersexphobia & Homophobia
Poem: My sweet child, you’ll be blessed.
I was not able to be your father until now. They took that from me. They say that a man can not grow a baby in his womb. They say that only a woman can do that. They are wrong. My child, you'll be blessed. ¤ I was not able to be your… Continue reading Poem: My sweet child, you’ll be blessed.
Here is another sad example of Intersex Erasure:
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:
Eight Names for the SAME thing: Penis, Phallus, Clitoris, Phalloclitoris, Micropenis, Microphalus, Clitoromegaly and Pseudo-Penis.
Few realize this simple scientific fact: In the developing fetus, the same spot that develops into a typical (endosex) clitoris or penis is called the Genital Tubercle. In embryology this spot has also been called the “primordial phallus.” As you can see below, the genitals are very much the same in appearance from 9 to 11… Continue reading Eight Names for the SAME thing: Penis, Phallus, Clitoris, Phalloclitoris, Micropenis, Microphalus, Clitoromegaly and Pseudo-Penis.