Celebrations, Intersex Activist, Intersex People, Jim Costich, My Intersex Story, Poems, Relationships

Poem: When two lonely aliens become brothers

We both felt like we were from another world. You on one side of the country, and me on the other. And we would not know it until half our lives were over.   You would be born a decade before me. Sharing with pride to all your friends your genitals from another world. All… Continue reading Poem: When two lonely aliens become brothers

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Human Rights, Intersex Awareness, Intersex People, Jim Costich, The Man with the Hidden Playground

Thoughts of an Intersex Man on the Discovery that General Pulaski Was Likely Intersex | By Jim Costich

By James Costich April 8, 2019   It would seem that General Casimir Polaski, Revolutionary war hero serving directly under Washington himself was an intersex man instead of a male man. This is of great interest to intersex people who have been made to feel like lesser human beings. Otherwise, it is of very little… Continue reading Thoughts of an Intersex Man on the Discovery that General Pulaski Was Likely Intersex | By Jim Costich

Cultural Dysphoria, Intersex Awareness, Intersex Erasure, Intersex People, Prejudice

Please do not misgender Revolutionary War Hero, General Casimir Pulaski: Pronouns He/Him

  When I recently learned about General Casimir Pulaski, like when I have discovered other intersex people in history, I become elated and I celebrated.....but it was short lived.  Then my heart sank.  Here we were once again, in our binary world misgendering the past; a past that gave people like me more human rights… Continue reading Please do not misgender Revolutionary War Hero, General Casimir Pulaski: Pronouns He/Him

Human Rights, My Intersex Story, Poems

Don’t say you Care, you don’t!

I exist and yet you deny it. I exist and yet you are so intersex phobic, you can't even call it what it is:  I N T E R S E X I exist and yet you tell the parents of babies born like me that I am a liar!  I legally exist, and you… Continue reading Don’t say you Care, you don’t!

Jim Costich, The Man with the Hidden Playground

Jim Costich: An Intersex Man Before His Time in Esquire Magazine 2005

  To read scanned article above:  Jim Costich 2005 Esquire Article By Jim Costich  This article was written at a very heady time in my life. I had joined the gay men's naturist club and running around naked in the woods with other naked men who could all see at a glance that I don't… Continue reading Jim Costich: An Intersex Man Before His Time in Esquire Magazine 2005

Bridge Building, Cosmetic Genital Surgery, Genital Integrity, Human Rights, Human Rights Violations, Intersex Awareness, Intersex Cosmetic Surgery, Intersex People, Intersex Traits, Questions and Answers, Science, United Nations

A survivor of Intersex Genital Mutilation: Is Hypospadias Intersex?

The surgeries for Hypospadias are sold like kool-aid or a Pepsi commercial by some clinics and hospitals.  The new latest and greatest technique being competed for by surgeons.   The life of the child in the balance.  Is it a girl?  Is it a boy?  Never to ask if the child should get to decide… Continue reading A survivor of Intersex Genital Mutilation: Is Hypospadias Intersex?

Jim Costich, The Man with the Hidden Playground

……But Now I Have to Scream

A Memoir from Jim Costich, 2003           I was 44 before I found out what my body contains and what being intersex might mean as I age. I was born with ambiguous genitals in 1957 and I had no surgery.  I've been on hormones since I was a teen because I have… Continue reading ……But Now I Have to Scream

Bridge Building, Cultural Dysphoria, Human Rights Violations, Intersex Awareness, Intersex People, Intersex Phobia, Prejudice, Self-Determination, Transphobia, United Nations

Cultural Dysphoria: Stop conflating anatomical sex with gender identity.

    My thoughts today and the way I see it. (Revised July 23rd, 2019) I feel that one of the biggest problems society has right now, with the confusion of sex and gender, is that most people conflate anatomical sex with gender identity.   After the medical invention of sex in the late 1800s,… Continue reading Cultural Dysphoria: Stop conflating anatomical sex with gender identity.

Anunnaki Ray's Photographic Stories, Cultural Dysphoria, Gender Nonconforming, Gender Space Pirate, Hope, Human Rights, Intersex Activist, Intersex Erasure, Intersex Phobia, Poems, Prejudice, Self-Determination, Short Messages

Poem: I am a Gender Space Pirate

  You think I come from outer space. Instead, I come to you with my feathers and lace. No, I am not a cultural disgrace. I am a part of this gender race. I do not care if I am misplaced. I love my beauty and being handsome too. I am a Gender Space Pirate! My… Continue reading Poem: I am a Gender Space Pirate

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