Tony Briffa on “coming out” as intersex

Tony Briffa for the Star Observer
“Coming out” means something different for people with intersex variations, in contrast to the experience of LGB and trans/gender diverse people.

Throughout childhood Briffa learned, often one piece at a time, the details of the intersex variation Briffa was born with: at five, that Briffa couldn’t have children; at 11, that Briffa wouldn’t have periods; not long after that, that Briffa had internal testes. Rather than go through the process familiar to many gay and lesbian people of coming out to oneself and then others, Briffa had to be told about being intersex by someone else.

Tony Briffa talks about disclosure in this interview by Benjamin Riley of the Star Observer newspaper.

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Read the interview at the Star Observer