Bridge Building, Civil Rights, Cosmetic Genital Surgery, Cultural Dysphoria, Genital Integrity, Human Rights, Human Rights Violations, Intersex Awareness, Intersex Cosmetic Surgery, Intersex People, Prejudice, Self-Determination, Short Messages, United Nations

These Human Rights Organizations and many more say it is time to Stop IGM.

  All these organizations say it is time to give intersex children their self-determination over their own gender identity and allow the child to grow up to decide on their own if they need surgery or not.   Most surgeries done on intersex children are cosmetic in nature, unnecessary and done without the child's informed… Continue reading These Human Rights Organizations and many more say it is time to Stop IGM.

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Cultural Dysphoria: Stop conflating biological sex with gender identity.

        My thoughts today and the way I see it. I feel that one of the biggest problem society has right now, with the confusion of sex and gender, is that most people conflate biological sex with gender identity.  Thinking that they are both the same thing when they are not.  Most… Continue reading Cultural Dysphoria: Stop conflating biological sex with gender identity.

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I was picked to talk for TEDx Jacksonville Annual Conference October 20th, 2018

    Thank you TEDx Jacksonville for giving me this opportunity to change this world. I am feeling very emotional and very honored.  As a little boy, I had my voice taken from me. I now don't have to be silent. I have given myself a voice. I will continue to promise to be the… Continue reading I was picked to talk for TEDx Jacksonville Annual Conference October 20th, 2018

Intersex Awareness, Questions and Answers, Self-Determination, Transgender

Can an Intersex person be Transgender?

Short Answer: It is up to the intersex person to decide if they are transgender or not.  So, never assume and always ask the person. Long Answer: Definitions First: Cisgender = When an Endosex (not born intersex) person, agrees with their birth assignment. Ipso Gender = When an Intersex person agrees with their birth assignment.… Continue reading Can an Intersex person be Transgender?

Cosmetic Genital Surgery, Gender Nonconforming, Human Rights Violations, Intersex Awareness, Intersex Cosmetic Surgery, Intersex People, Intersex Traits, Self-Determination, Transgender

STOP! Surgery Does Not Create an Intersex Baby’s Gender

I WISH THIS WORLD WOULD STOP EQUATING GENITALS and Body Parts to GENDER. I believe it is harming intersex children, gender non-conforming people and those transgender people who want genital integrity and the genitals they were born with. NOTE:   Biological Sex is of or relating to the physical, whereas gender is of or relating… Continue reading STOP! Surgery Does Not Create an Intersex Baby’s Gender

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For Parents: How to Screen for a Safe Transgender or Intersex Therapist or Doctor

Both Transgender and Intersex children deserve to be medically and psychologically treated with dignity and respect and be given the human right to self-determine their own gender identity and gender expression.  So below I will share two separate lists of how this can be achieved.  These two lists are very different and will demonstrate the… Continue reading For Parents: How to Screen for a Safe Transgender or Intersex Therapist or Doctor

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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.

Intersex Awareness, Questions and Answers

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

Human Rights Violations, Intersex Awareness, Intersex Erasure, Prejudice, Questions and Answers, United Nations

We are not rare!

I have a dear friend of mine who is an intersex survivor.  His name is Jeffrey A.  Benedict, and he has allowed me to share this with you today.   Like many of us intersex people, he has had those moments where he felt like the only one. This world wants you to think we are… Continue reading We are not rare!

Gender, Human Rights, Intersex Awareness, Self-Determination, Transgender

A Penis and a Vagina does not Create our Gender Identity

  I like to teach that gender is our personality and that a penis and a vagina does not create our gender identity. We are not assigned our personality, we just become it. Just like becoming left or right handed, or being able to be ambidextrous and use both hands.  We now trust a child… Continue reading A Penis and a Vagina does not Create our Gender Identity