Sunday, May 13, 2012

Slideshow with Audio: GENDER BINARY AND LGBTI PEOPLE - MYTH AND MEDICAL MALPRACTICE

My PowerPoint slideshow and the accompanying audio recording of my presentation given on April 27th at the Freethought Festival 2012 in Madison, Wisconsin are below.  Click on the audio link (in a separate window) to listen to the presentation and then click on the slideshow to see the slides while you listen.
You will learn the science of sexual development in mammals that includes sexual identity and sexual orientation as well as the genitalia.   "Core sexuality" is discovered, not learned!   You will also learn how LGBTI people continue to be pathologized and subjected to unethical, bogus treatments by medical practitioners hell-bent on enforcing the gender binary.

AUDIO RECORDING 

Wednesday, May 9, 2012

INTERSEX STORIES: Alex & Mugsie

Personal Stories of Alex and Mugsie



Hear the stories of intersex people - not clearly male or female but clearly human!

Alex McCorry and Mugsie Pike told their personal stories to a largely gay/lesbian audience at Center on Halsted during the "INTERSEX LIVES: Issues and Personal Stories" presentation on March 10, 2012.

Congenital adrenal hyperplasia (CAH) is a common type of intersex occurring in genetic females. "Classical" CAH causes ambiguous genitalia in the newborn. "Nonclassical" CAH does not cause ambiguous genitalia, but like classical CAH causes the adrenal cortex to produce higher than usual levels of androgen hormones throughout life.

At the video end (when camera battery died) Mugsie was saying: "If you guys encounter anybody who is intersex, please direct them to our social group INTERSEX CHICAGO that meets at Center on Halsted on the first Tuesday of every month."
http://www.meetup.com/Intersex-Chicago/
intersexchicago@gmail.com

The slideshow I presented during my introductory remarks that preceded the personal stories can be viewed below.