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

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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.

Intersex Activist, Short Messages

My idea: How medical forms could respect everyone.

Here is a sample that might work in respecting everyone when filling out forms for hospitals, doctors, mental health, or councilors. This would be a huge relief to me if I showed up at an emergency room and was given this instead of some conflated two options "male" or "female" that would not be accurate.… Continue reading My idea: How medical forms could respect everyone.

Jim Costich, The Man with the Hidden Playground

Gender, Sex and Orientation Over(your)lap

By Jim Costich  December 2018 Being gay is not just a sexual orientation.  It's a gender.  Or rather there are different genders of gay.  This surprised a friend of mine who is a tad new to gay culture.  He didn't realize that among gay men gendered pronouns change in mid-sentence such as: "We had the worst… Continue reading Gender, Sex and Orientation Over(your)lap

Civil Rights, Cultural Dysphoria, Culture Dysphoria, Gender Nonconforming, Genital Integrity, Hope, Human Rights, Intersex Activist, Intersex Awareness, Intersex People, Prejudice, Self-Determination, Short Messages, Transgender

The Female Penis & The Male Vagnia

My own personal genital nonconformity, for me, brings a whole new meaning to being a gender nonconformist.  The way I see my vagina is a boy's vagina if it belongs to me, and I am legally a man now.  If a beautiful woman happens to have a penis, it is her penis.  Calling her penis… Continue reading The Female Penis & The Male Vagnia

Genital Integrity, Human Rights, Intersex Awareness, Questions and Answers, Self-Determination, Transgender

When a MAN wants to KEEP HIS VAGINA

First of all, I am not an expert, but I do legally live as an intersex man now and I do have two X chromosomes,  a vagina, ovaries, and uterus.  So, I have life experience living with a gender variant intersex body and happily doing so.  I am an intersex person who describes themselves as… Continue reading When a MAN wants to KEEP HIS VAGINA

Intersex People, Poems, Prejudice, Questions and Answers, Transgender

Poem: Over 50% would have died.

Over 50% would have died. I just survived what most would not have. No I do not like this world. It is a cruel and cold place for intersex people and transgender people. Most would not have switched their gender to save their lives. I can't respect that. I just survived what most wouldn't have.… Continue reading Poem: Over 50% would have died.

Gender Nonconforming, Intersex Awareness, Self-Determination, Transgender

Am I Transgender? Can an intersex person be transgender?

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?