Dating an intersex person
Roshaante Anderson: I kid you not the reason why I’m doing it is to reassure people.
It was like I was growing up really and truly half and half.
According to some estimates, more people are intersex than transgender: it simply means that you don’t fit into the strict biological categories that medical science deems ‘male’ or ‘female’.
This could be because of your hormonal balance, the appearance of your genitalia or your chromosome make up.
But then every year that it was going on, I started feeling less like I wanted to be any gender and more like I just want to be me. Roshaante Anderson: I was very much happy with my feminine side and very much happy with my masculine side. I was in a relationship and she really helped me focus on the fact of: “You’re going to go and do this because this is what you really want.
But when you get into high school and everything is more divided by gender, and as you get into being an adult, instead of an adolescent, you have to be in control of your life, whereas I felt like I wasn’t. My body, partly, but also my sexuality – which nobody even thinks about when it comes to being intersex – because I didn’t know who to date, what to date, where to date. This is why I can be and why I want to be one of the ones that are out there. You’re not doing it for no other reason.” I went ahead and had chest surgery first.
Talking about being trans and intersex or showing my body also connects me to people: I still don’t know many intersex people, but people have reached out to me from America and stuff. I was in the car because I did deliveries, and I just randomly did a video on You Tube about how I felt. You guys that are watching all these videos on You Tube of trans men like “yeah, look at the muscles they got!