Tag: Intersex

Fallacy of Intersex awareness day

In a couple of days, Intersex people will be celebrating this so called day called Intersex awareness day. It’s a day that was originally conceived by the now defunct Intersex Society of North America on October 26 1996. It was originally conceived to bring awareness about the plight of Intersex people but the Intersex awareness day has been hijacked, co-opted and misused by the LGBT community. It was a day for Intersex people only to come out from the medical veil of secrecy and tell their story of growing up Intersex. Instead, Intersex Awareness day has been perverted and sexualized by those who are not born intersex condition and those who have sexual fetishes and sexual perversions.

As an Intersex/DSD person who has Kallmann’s syndrome, I don’t celebrate Intersex awareness day because of the fact that the Intersex/DSD community is so divided and so divisive. It is so divided because of the fact that intersex/DSD community can’t come up with what’s considered intersex/DSD and what’s not. At the same time, many non-Intersex people such as LGBT people and Transgender people have perverted and sexualized what it means to be born with an Intersex/DSD condition. At the same time I won’t be celebrating Intersex Awareness day because society and the LGBT constantly ignores, erases and hides Intersex/DSD people and their Life experience and how they grew up.

It’s why as an Intersex/DSD person who is not connected with any known Intersex/DSD organization. I won’t be celebrating because none of the Intersex/DSD organizations listen to Actual diagnosed Intersex/DSD people like myself. Instead they cater and center their activities around the LGBT and Trans, who are NOT intersex/DSD people. Which is why Intersex/DSD people like myself who are the lone voices of the Intersex/DSD community because every Intersex/DSD has become a tool or pawn of the LGBT and Trans community. It’s why Intersex/DSD people don’t have a voice unless they play along with LGBT politics.

That’s why I won’t be celebrating Intersex awareness day until every Intersex/DSD people have their own voice and speak up for themselves. I won’t be celebrating until every diagnosed Intersex/DSD condition is represented and based on sound scientific FACTS instead of fantasy or delusional thinking. I won’t be celebrating until every intersex/DSD condition and the people who have them are recognized. That is because you have a divided Intersex community who still don’t recognize curtain intersex conditions such as Kallmann’s syndrome. Even in the face of hard scientific evidence supporting them, you still have Intersex people and Intersex activist who are still stuck on the older definition of what it Intersex means instead of the newer, more scientific proven definition of what it means to be Intersex.

So in a couple of days, when you celebrate intersex awareness day. You are celebrating the sexualization and perversion of Intersex/DSD people. Your celebrating a day that has been hijacked and co-opted by the LGBT and Transgender community who are not Intersex people. Your celebrating a day that marginalizes, hides and trivializes Intersex/DSD people. Your celebrating a day that ignores intersex/DSD people and ignores their plight and story.

Which is why for me, as an Intersex/DSD person with Kallmann’s syndrome. I wouldn’t care less about Intersex awareness day because the Intersex community never cared about the intersex people or people like me. Instead were told to hide and disappear and not talk about it unless your willing to play with the LGBT politics. So it’s why I could care less about the upcoming Intersex Awareness day because it doesn’t focus on REAL, actual diagnosed Intersex people like myself and every other intersex/DSD person.

Intersex minority voices

One thing I have noticed how so many intersex voices are being heard. Most of these are Black, White and Latino voices that are being heard in the Intersex community. What is missing from these voices, is voices from the Asian American community and other minorities. You do not hear nothing from the Asian community and any other racial/ethnic minority group. It seems like the Intersex community and the LGBT communities only want to present a view that Intersex and LGBT is only for White, Black and Latino people. No minorities and ethnic groups are included.

It seems to me that many in the Intersex community and LGBT community have a bias and racist slant towards minorities and ethnic groups that are not hip, popular or trendy like the black and Latino groups. Which makes wonder how inclusive and diverse is the LGBT and intersex groups that claim to be diverse and inclusive. Sad to say, none of the LGBT groups and Intersex groups I have seen are very diverse and inclusive. It’s downright racist and exclusionary towards other minorities and other ethnic groups. In Every Campaign that the LGBT or intersex groups have pulled, I have not seen one equally represented from the Asian American community. It’s largely absent because mainstream LGBT and intersex groups ignore Asian American’s and only focus on white, black and Latino LGBT or intersex people.

As an Asian American, Laotian American who is deaf in one ear and born with an Intersex condition. My voice, story or issues never get’s heard by the mainstream LGBT and Intersex community. It get’s shunned, silenced and ignored because in order to have your voice heard, you have to be either white, black or Latino. Any other racial minority or ethnic group, your voice will never be heard.

It makes me wonder, why the fuck should I be supporting a community that is not diverse and does not give a voice to any other racial minority & ethnic minority who might be LGBT or born with an Intersex condition. It seems like the problem with the LGBT and Intersex groups that in order to make their agenda sell, you have to have the most popular and hip ethnic group and racial group in order to make the issues stick. Since Asian Americans are not hip, and popular ethnic group. You do not hear anything about LGBT Asian Americans or intersex Asian Americans in the Mainstream LGBT and Intersex groups.

Which is why I am not happy with the way Intersex groups and LGBT groups treat other ethnic groups and other racial minority groups. They ignore them, erase them and make them feel as if they are invisible and not heard from. It makes me feel like Intersex groups like AIC do not care about Ethnic/racial minorities who are intersex or LGBT. It makes me feel like if you want to be part of that group, you have to be either white, black or Latino. It seems like being Asian American, were not welcomed into the intersex community or LGBT community.

What pisses me off is when Intersex groups and LGBT groups claim to be diverse. You don’t see the real diversity and instead what passes for diversity is only black and Latino LGBT and intersex people. Not diversity that includes all racial and ethnic groups. It makes you wonder, does the LGBT and Intersex community have a Race and Ethnic diversity issue? Sad to say, the Intersex community and the LGBT community has a Huge race and Ethnic diversity issue.