I Was Born Intersex, And Didn't Discover It Until I Was 21

Quora | Posted 18.08.2017 | UK Universities & Education

I was born a hermaphrodite, but didn't figure this out until I was 21. The main reason was the highly conservative country I grew up in (the Netherlands), which prevented me from learning about intersex even being a thing for so long. I only learned about it while doing research on the internet and stumbling over the term on Wikipedia.

What Hanne Gaby Odiele Means For Intersex People - Like Me

Susannah Temko | Posted 26.01.2017 | UK Style
Susannah Temko

Hanne's trademark is her spirit and innovative style. Her message for intersex people today is "you can be whoever you want." I truly believe there are people, like me, reading Hanne's story who now feeling stronger, supported, beautiful, and hopeful about the future.

Top Fashion Model Reveals She Is Intersex To Campaign Against 'Unnecessary Surgery'

The Huffington Post | Rosy Cherrington | Posted 24.01.2017 | UK Style

A top fashion model has publicly announced she is intersex, in the hope of encouraging others to share their stories. Hanne Gaby Odiele, who has posed...

Everyday Cissexism: Living In A World Based On Gender Binaries

Mia Harris | Posted 27.10.2016 | UK
Mia Harris

I do want to draw attention to the harm caused to non-binary and transgender people by routine experiences like this. So last week I set up a twitter page dedicated to documenting everyday examples of cissexism - language and behaviors that reinforce the gender binary and gender essentialism.

Being 'Normal': We Can't Avoid a Hetero-Normative Society, But We Can Help Make It Less So

David Mooney | Posted 04.05.2015 | UK Lifestyle
David Mooney

I shouldn't have to order my Valentine's Day card online to be able to customise it, so that it's not one of the thousands that says 'boyfriend' that features a girl giving a boy a bunch of flowers.

It's Time to Include 'I' in LGBT Discussions

Jack Fletcher | Posted 19.04.2015 | UK Universities & Education
Jack Fletcher

There is absolutely nothing wrong with being intersex, it is others' degrading attitudes towards them that are unacceptable. We used to have only the standard colours to define life as a world of primary colours; now it's time to let the full spectrum of the sexual anatomy rainbow shine.

Michael Phelps' Self-Proclaimed Intersex Lover Celebrates 42nd Birthday Topless

Huffington Post UK | Sara C Nelson | Posted 26.11.2014 | UK Sport

WARNING: Images in this story contain nudity A woman who claims to have enjoyed a passionate relationship with Olympic swimmer Michael Phelps has ...

Michael Phelps' Alleged Girlfriend Reveals She was Born Intersex

Huffington Post UK | Sara C Nelson | Posted 26.11.2014 | UK Sport

UPDATE: Michael Phelps' Self-Proclaimed Intersex Lover Celebrates 42nd Birthday Topless A woman who says she is romantically involved with Olympic ...

Germany Allows 'Indeterminate' Gender On Birth Certificates

The Huffington Post UK | Posted 23.01.2014 | UK

Germany has become the first country in the world to allow parents to leave the gender box blank on their child's birth certificate. As reported in...

The Forgotten Sex: Hermaphrodites in Britain Fight for Official Recognition

Martin Newman | Posted 23.01.2014 | UK Lifestyle
Martin Newman

The 33-year-old artist Xxxora looks, acts and dresses like a woman, but she knows she is more than that, being one of the 30,000 plus people in the UK born with ambiguous sex organs - male and female.

Third 'Indeterminate' Gender Option To Be Offered On German Birth Certificates From November

Huffington Post UK | Sara C Nelson | Posted 20.10.2013 | UK

Germany is set to be the first European country to introduce a third, “indeterminate” gender option on birth certificates. Come 1 November, a ...

Where Next for Human Rights in Australia?

Zion Lights | Posted 05.07.2013 | UK Politics
Zion Lights

Australia recently introduced new guidelines allowing intersex individuals an official legal status on personal documents. It's an important move for Australia's intersex individuals and for equality in the country, and also for transgender, gender diverse and intersex people around the world. But in other ways Australia falls short in matters of equality.

Male, Female Or Intersex? 'Third Gender' Will Be Official In Australia Next Month

Huffington Post UK | Sara C Nelson | Posted 17.06.2013 | UK

The option of selecting “x” (indeterminate/intersex/unspecified), as well as “m” (male) or “f” (female) on personal records will be availa...

Jesus May Have Been A Hermaphrodite

Posted 02.03.2012 | UK

Jesus may have been a hermaphrodite, Dr Susannah Cornwall has suggested, in a paper arguing that the Church needs to do more to acknowledge intersex c...

Gender, Genetics and Men Who Like Facemasks

Jessica Abrahams | Posted 15.12.2011 | UK
Jessica Abrahams

A man diagnosed with a genetic disorder that makes him both a man and woman spoke to The Guardian last week about his experience of living with Klinef...

Australian passport clarification - no "X" markers for trans folk

Zoe O'Connell | Posted 16.11.2011 | UK Politics
Zoe O'Connell

There is quite a bit of misreporting over the situation with "X"/Unspecified markers on Australian passports that has recently been announced. To clear up the situation, there's a very good post here, on Global Comment. The short version is that there are two options