Perfect Until Cut: The Life of an Intersex Activist (Recorded Webinar)

Perfect Until Cut: The Life of an Intersex Activist (Recorded Webinar)

Dana Zzyym (they, them, their pronouns) is a Colorado resident and navy veteran who was raised male and who didn’t find out until they were in their 50’s that they were born intersex. It explained a lot. After a childhood of difficulty created by unnecessary surgery and a lifetime of questioning gender and orientation, Dana made national news recently by challenging a federal law that forces US citizens to choose “male” or “female” on a passport…and so far, they have been winning. The fight isn’t over. Dana has still been unable to obtain a U.S. passport.

ISEE's Director Dr. Roz Dischiavo will be joining Dana for this webinar. During this personal interview, we will be learning about Dana's childhood, life, their sexuality, and their amazing activism.

By the end of this session, participants will be able to
  • Recognize at least 3 challenges intersex people face.
  • Identify at least 3 helpful resources for intersex people and advocates.

Core knowledge areas: gender identity and health, sex ed training area: theory and approaches to sexuality education with specific populations

This program meets the requirements for the American Association of Sexuality Educators, Counselors, and Therapists (AASECT) and is approved for up to 1 CE credit. These CE credits may be applied toward AASECT Certification and renewal of certification. Institute for Sexuality Education & Enlightenment, Provider #11-113-C. Completion of this program does not ensure or guarantee AASECT Certification. For further information, please contact

Presenter: Dana Zzyym