Wednesday, July 27, 2016

New Everyone Is Gay!: Crushing on Classmates

How do you talk to that queer cutie you can't stop stealing glances at in class? I've got some advice for you at Everyone Is Gay - you can do it! <3

Wednesday, February 3, 2016

New Everyone Is Gay Post!: Dealing at The Doctor's

Do you have to come out as intersex at the doctor’s office? What can you do if a medical professional is asking you questions not for your medical benefit, but seemingly out of curiosity? For a long time, I was not sure how to navigate these questions - and some negative experiences that resulted from medical professionals being insensitive about my body.

I have some suggestions as to how you can help better ensure that your visit to the doctor's office is about your bad cough or your aching tummy - and not about what parts you do and don't what when it's not medically relevant.

Check it out here!


Monday, October 26, 2015

New Everyone Is Gay Post: What's Intersex Awareness Day, and How Do I Celebrate?

Check it out, lovely intersex allies!

<3, C

It's Intersex Awareness Day! Here's What You Can Do to Celebrate/Raise Awareness!

Tell someone it's IAD today!

Share an intersex-related article, brochure, or video on social media (Facebook, Twitter, tumblr, blogs, etc.)

Check out if there's any events near you on the Intersex Day hub & attend!

Participate in the IAD twitterstorm tonight (check @Pidgejen on twitter to find out when your time zone's particpating! Aaaaaaaaand, support the twitterstorm even further by letting Thunderclap post several automatic messages raising awareness about the twitterstorm via your Twitter, tumblr, and/or Facebook account. Signal booooooost, do it!

Thanks so much for celebrating & raising awareness with us!

<3, C

Wednesday, October 21, 2015

Intersex People Must be Consulted on Intersex Research

Morgan Carpenter, of OII-Australia published a piece in the Star Observer Australia, stating that intersex people are often not consulted by researchers studying intersex, and that consultation is necessary.  

Carpenter argues that without input from intersex people, the result of such studies are too-often conclusions that reinforce the long-standing view that intersex people do not have bodies that represent natural variation in how human bodies look and function - and which is simply most often ignored, in favor of the male-female sex binary - but instead, as having medical conditions that need to be "fixed" or serve as evidence to otherwise discriminate against intersex people (e.g., intersex women with high testosterone levels excluded from competing in Olympic sport).  

He also makes the important point that while many Australian orgs have added the "I" to the the LGBTI acronym, little work is actually being done on intersex issues by these orgs.  In the US, I have noted that few orgs have added the "I" at all in recent years, despite intersex issues gaining higher profile - and even despite working directly with intersex people on intersex work.  Orgs, please add the "I" and include work on intersex issues -in collaboration with intersex people - if you are serious about intersex human rights.

Sunday, October 18, 2015

Looking for An Intersex Awareness Event Near You? Check Out "Intersex Day" Online Hub!

Find out if there's any Intersex Awareness Day (Oct 26th) or Intersex Day of Solidarity (Nov 8th) near you by using the "Intersex Day" online hub, created by intersex activist, Morgan Carpenter!

Thanks for this great resource, Morgan!

IAD 2015 Twitterstorm: Tell Your #IntersexStories on Oct 26th!

Hello, everyone! Intersex Awareness Day (IAD) is nearly here, on Oct 26th. If there aren't any IAD events taking place near you, you can still raise awareness about intersex people and the human rights we're so in need of and deserve by participating in the #IntersexStories Twitterstorm on Oct 26th!

Check out the event and share images to promote & participate in the #IntersexStories Twitterstorm, organized by intersex activist Pidgeon Pagonis here! Find out when your city/time zone is tweeting and join in and/or re-tweet!

Looking forward to this! <3