- #ICEBae is reportedly a Democrat–and she has some things to get off her chest Tuesday 8:45 PM
- Fans are stoked that Taika Waititi is back to direct ‘Thor 4’ Tuesday 7:22 PM
- Sacha Baron Cohen thanks ‘co-stars’ Dick Cheney, Sarah Palin for making Emmy nominations possible Tuesday 6:43 PM
- Roger Stone barred from posting on all social media platforms Tuesday 6:03 PM
- The FaceApp challenge shows you how gracefully you’ll age Tuesday 5:16 PM
- Kylie Jenner opens up about her mental health in candid Instagram post Tuesday 4:38 PM
- Fans speculate wildly about Naomi Watts’ ‘Game of Thrones’ prequel role after leaked set photo Tuesday 3:54 PM
- New Jersey congressman joins House Democrats ‘Squad’ because of an Onion article Tuesday 3:09 PM
- Twitter begins rolling out new desktop redesign, and users aren’t happy Tuesday 1:54 PM
- Man asks his girlfriend to ‘unlove’ her ex—and people do not agree with him Tuesday 1:37 PM
- Relive a forgotten gem with the TurboGrafx-16 Mini console Tuesday 1:09 PM
- Judge says Daily Stormer founder must pay $14 million for harassing Jewish realtor Tuesday 1:01 PM
- Graphic depiction of suicide cut from Netflix’s ’13 Reasons Why’ Tuesday 12:55 PM
- Streaming titles seize 2019 Emmy nominations Tuesday 12:19 PM
- ‘Frankenstein’s Monster’s Monster, Frankenstein’ tries to find humor in bad actors Tuesday 12:02 PM
New York issues the first intersex birth certificate in the U.S.
Sara Kelly Keenan has finally been granted her life wish. At 55 years-old, the New York City native has been given the very first intersex birth certificate in the country, documenting not only how she was born—with male genes, female genitalia, and mixed reproductive organs—but how she identifies.
Keenan’s overjoyed Facebook post reads, “I’ve never been more proud to be a native of the greatest city on Earth……..THE CITY…….New York City” while wearing a tie-dye shirt that says, “Intersexxy and Perfect.”
“Not all intersex people will choose to identify legally as intersex,” Keenan, who uses female pronouns, said to NBC Out. “And not all parents will choose to have their intersex child identified as intersex on birth documents. But for those who do, the option must exist.”
Keenan is one of many in a broader movement that focuses on establishing more legal gender options for intersex and non-binary people. Like Oregon’s Jamie Shupe, Keenan successfully changed her gender from “female” to “non-binary” in California before receiving her intersex birth certificate.
Dahlia Dandashi is a multimedia content producer. Her work has been published at the Austin American-Statesman and Viceland. An Arab-American raised in Dubai, she is based in Austin, Texas.