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.
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.
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.
Taylor Lianne Chandler celebrates her 42nd birthday in a New York nightclub She said: “I cried when people said I used to
Chandler says she was born with male genitalia but with no testicles, but with a uterus and no ovaries Chandler’s claims
Germany has become the first country in the world to allow parents to leave the gender box blank on their child's birth certificate
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.
Germany is set to be the first European country to introduce a third, “indeterminate” gender option on birth certificates
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.
The option of selecting “x” (indeterminate/intersex/unspecified), as well as “m” (male) or “f” (female) on personal records