Gigi Raven Wilbur
Gigi Raven Wilbur (born September 23, 1955) is an American activist and writer, and is one of the people who created Celebrate Bisexuality Day (an annual event held on Gigi's birthday). Gigi is also intersex and underwent nonconsensual surgery and masculinizing hormone treatments as a child. Some of the words Gigi has used to identify are "hermaphrodite", "third gender", and "ladyboy".
Gigi uses "she/her", "he/him", and "s/he" pronouns. In addition to her work in the bisexual community, s/he is also active in the pagan and BDSM communities. S/he is also open about having ADHD and dyslexia. Gigi identifies as both bisexual and pansexual.
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"[S]ociety does not allow my true gender to exist [...] I am neither female nor male, and I am both female and male."
"Spiritually, I have never been comfortable with a male body, nor would I have been with a female body. I am hermaphrodite. That is my true gender."
"In the transgender community, there is a concept of passing. Within a binary gender system, being able to pass as a different gender may seem healthy and good. The truth is that passing is propagating the myth of a binary gender system. It is a lie and is unhealthy. When we can see gender as a spectrum, then we can be the gender we are and celebrate in our diversity. It takes the value system out of gender and helps us move away from rigid gender stereotypes. [...] I feel that the concept of passing is destructive, both for those who cannot pass and for those who can pass. It establishes and reinforces gender roles and stereotypes. It sets a judgmental standard that is arbitrary and ill defined. A healthy approach is to recognize the full spectrum of gender, which is already present in the GLBT community. We see butch women and effeminate men. Perhaps it is time to reset the standards to fit what nature has created—a full spectrum of gender."
"One of my big dreams life vision is to create a sex-positive world that's accepting of all sexes and where there's equality between all sexes. We have so much misogyny and just inequality in life."
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- Scott-Dixon, Krista (2006). Trans/forming Feminisms: Trans/feminist Voices Speak Out. Canadian Scholars' Press. pp. 65–71. ISBN 9781894549615.
- Mason Funk (1 June 2017). "Interview with Gigi Raven Wilbur". OUTWORDS. Retrieved 10 April 2020.
- Website bio, archived 2 April 2015
- Current website bio
- Alexandra Wang (4 August 2018). "Gigi Raven Wilbur: Advice on Bisexuality and Intersexism". interviews. Retrieved 10 April 2020.
- Brookover, Tim (1 January 2008). "Beyond Two Genders". OutSmart Magazine. Retrieved 25 March 2020.