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Defending Third Gender Legislation in the NY Daily News

Defending Third Gender Legislation in the NY Daily News

 

Big thanks the my old hometown paper, the New York Daily News, for letting me address all the intersex, non-binary, and trans deniers out there who have criticized New York City’s recent birth certificate legislation.  I’m so proud to be a part of the third gender revolution and to write about it in the paper I grew up reading at home! (My parents were fresh of the boat, so to speak, so we weren’t NY Times reading folks, lol.)

Why the ‘X” marks a step forward: An intersex individual defends New York City’s new birth-certificate law

Due to word count issues and what/whom I was addressing in this opinion piece, I didn’t get to cover all the issues pertaining to this which I usually do when speaking about third gender legislation. These are, namely: how it supports parents opting against nonconsensual surgeries on their intersex babies, the distinctions and overlap between intersex and non-binary issues, and the trans and non-binary communities’ relationship to the X gender designation.

However, those issues are far more than the kinds of people that won’t even admit that intersex folks exist care to think about, so I think this is a great start in helping them understand why the X matters. Please share with anyone you think doesn’t get it.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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Interesting fact: At approx. 1.7% of the population, Intersex people are as common as red-heads. “Everyone’s met an intersex person, you just may not know you have.”

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