Thursday, October 1, 2009

The Hermaphrodite: Ian Harvie

...was born as a hermaphrodite. Ian was raised as a girl and at puberty, she began to identitfy with her male side.

As posted on her Wikipedia page, "Harvie grew up on Beaver Pond in rural mountain town, Bridgton, Maine until the age of 12. His family moved to Topsham, Maine where he graduated from Mount Ararat High School. He went to Lasell Jr. College in Auburndale, Massachusetts and did not return after his freshman year".

When a hermaphrodite refrains from revealing the truth about their past, please believe that it is too painful to recall.

To date, Ian has transformed from female to male and he's employed within the hills of Hollywood.

According to Ian:

"I am a Butch, Transgendered FTX, Gender Queer, Standup Comedian. I identify as Female To X instead of Female To Male. The X represents something more masculine. ... When I look down, I realize the shell I was given is biologically female. The cool thing is I can look back up then click the lever on my ViewMaster, look back down and I don't see anything feminine about my body at all. That's the difference between my sex and my gender. My gender is not male, but masculine."

"I was born female; there is no question that I understand this. I keep my "F" for Female on my drivers license and birth certificate because for me, that is a biological fact. Plus if I ever have to go to jail, God forbid, I’m going to the girl jail! I believe that 'female' is a biological sex and legal term; while my gender is something else entirely, that is something I get to create myself and modify as I see fit. I do not consider myself or identify as 'male', however I do identify as a 'man' (of sorts), these two words are not necessarily connected for me. Here are words I identify with and like to use when describing my gender (and usually in this order): Butch, Trans, Trans Man, Tranny Boi, Masculine, FTX (X = something more masculine) and FTM (Female to Masculine - not Male). I don't feel like I was robbed of the correct biological sex; I believe I was born in the right body, and that I just may want to change it a little bit. Really, who hasn't felt discomfort about some part of their body and wished they could change it or dismay about the limited language given to describe gender?"


  1. I am reading a article from that website. Here's the jist of my readings:

    True hermaphroditism - both external and internal structures show gradations between normal male and female. The initial presentation is with genital ambiguity but more rarely isolated cliteromegaly or penile hypospadias. Virtually all have a urogenital sinus and uterus. Most are raised as males

    A true hermaphrodite possesses both testicular and ovarian tissue. A male pseudo-hermaphrodite possesses differentiated testes but is incompletely virilized whilst a female pseudo-hermaphrodite has ovaries but is virilized.

    Clinical Case 6.3

    Box 6.4 Clinical photographs of the external genitalia of

    A man in his 50s was referred to the Endocrine Clinic from the Urology Clinic where he had attended for stress incontinence. He had been noted to have no palpable prostate gland and a wide bladder neck leading to the problems of incontinence, particularly when he coughed. This had been exacerbated by his asthma. The past medical history was noteworthy. He had been brought up as a girl until the age of 5 years and he remembered playing with dolls (and tea-sets) and had had no inkling of being a boy. At the age of 5 years, his hair had been cut short for his first term at school and he had been dressed in shorts. He vividly remembered the first time he tried to urinate in the standing position like other boys, an event that led to the soaking of his trousers and socks. A series of plastic surgical operations had been undertaken in his teens allowing the correction of the hypospadias, closure of the urogenital sinus and construction of a penis (Box 6.4). At the age of 16 years, his birth certificate had been changed from female to male. He was well aware of the implications of his anatomy. He found that sexual intercourse required ‘some innovation’ but had never been in any doubt that he was male. He had married but had no children. Examination in the Urology clinic revealed a small penis and two normal sized testes in a small scrotum (Box 6.4).

    EndocrinologyThe gonadChapter 6
    Copyright © 2001 Taylor & Francis

  2. ..and they want you to leave transgendered people alone.

    It is important to educate us straight people. These people are dark and creepy.

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