Tag Archives: Intersex

Washington state offers third gender option on birth certificates

From CNN: Washington state residents who don’t identify as male or female will soon be able to choose X as their gender on birth certificates.

Starting January 27, they will be able to identify as male, female or X on birth certificates. The policy lets Washingtonians change existing documents; it does not apply to new ones.

Alice Unchained Now on Sale at Amazon

Alyce Unchained is part fiction and part memoir dealing with Gender Identity and the difficulties of growing up Intersex. It consists of a novella, a short memoir focusing on her childhood, a collection of short stories, as well as several essays on the subject. The fictional stories are character driven, most of which are based on Alyce’s life experiences.

Betsy Driver

We must make people aware of all the victims who suffered these unnecessary surgeries, the victims of societal rejection who took their lives because of isolation and despair, as well as those who never had the opportunity to live the lives they were born to live.

November 8th – Intersex Day of Remembrance

Barbin was assigned female at birth, but she never felt like she quite fit in with the other girls at school. She was awkward, and not at all graceful or feminine looking like her friends. At puberty, she did not begin to menstruate, her breasts never developed, and some fine, facial hair appeared on her chin and cheeks.

She said…

John Lennon didn’t know me, but yet he perfectly described the life I lived for sixty-plus years. It was somebody else’s life, not mine. I was buried alive, afraid to come out of my coffin, afraid to be me. I knew what it was like to be dead.

Intersex Awareness Day – October 26th

An aware society would have recognized the beauty and the wonder of the Intersex child, just as they would any other child. They wouldn’t have tried to erase us from the public consciousness, denying that we even exist. They wouldn’t have mutilated our genitals to make us appear more male or more female. They wouldn’t have forced us to live lives that were not ours to live.

I had it rough, but I’m aware that others suffered far greater indignities than I did. I was spared the physical mutilation that scarred several generations of our community. It must stop now.

It’s Official – I’m Intersex

On August 30, 2017, I received notice that my request to correct my birth certificate was approved. I was no longer male; I was Intersex…

The Impact of the Gender Recognition Act (SB 179) on the Transgender Community

SB 179 will have an enormous impact on the intersex & transgender communities.

Blending in

I hid myself from the world behind a scruffy beard, baggy clothes, and an attitude appropriate to my assigned gender. I did things to appear manly, and avoided the feminine at all cost. I did what they wanted me to do, not the things that would have made me happy. I didn’t want people to notice me; I just wanted to disappear. So I did the best I could to blend in.


It’s time that doctors stop playing god with Intersex children, and time for society to stop trying to fit them into a box where they don’t belong. There is nothing wrong with these children. They do not need to be fixed.