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Cheryl Chase
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    (August 14, 1956- )
    Lived in Japan
    Resides in Sonoma, California
    Birth name was Brian Sullivan
    Name changed to Bonnie Sullivan at year and a half
    Founded Intersex Society (1996)
    Directed 'Hermaphrodites Speak!'
    She described her birth genitals 'like a little parkerhouse roll with a cleft in the middle and a little nubbin forward.'
    Columbia-Presbyterian Medical Center determined she had a uterus and did a bit of surgery and turned her from Brian into Bonnie (1958).
    Her family threw out all photos of Brian and moved away from New Jersey.
    She spoke a few words, but after her surgery she stopped speaking for months.
    She claims that most who have sexual assignment surgery are not happy.
    She was suicidal at 19.
    She claims ambiguous gender babies are born 1 in 2000, experts claim it is more like 1 in 4,500
    Her story was published in the NY Times (September 24, 2006).
    She was first told at ten that she had an enlarged clitoris that need to be removed.
    At 19, she attempted to find her medical records and obtained them 3 years later.
    She graduated with a math degree from MIT.
    After studying Japanese at Harvard and moved to Japan.
    She advocates for those born with ambiguous genitals.
    She believes that it is unethical for doctors to perform sexual assignment surgery on infants.
    She say that intersex is a condition and not a description of who a person is.
    She married Robin Mathias in a gay marriage in San Francisco (2004).
    For 2019, as of last week, Out of 2 Votes: 100% Annoying
    In 2018, Out of 16 Votes: 50.0% Annoying
    In 2017, Out of 7 Votes: 71.43% Annoying
    In 2016, Out of 5 Votes: 80.0% Annoying
    In 2015, Out of 16 Votes: 81.25% Annoying
    In 2014, Out of 14 Votes: 57.14% Annoying
    In 2013, Out of 15 Votes: 66.67% Annoying
    In 2012, Out of 17 Votes: 64.71% Annoying
    In 2011, Out of 22 Votes: 77.27% Annoying
    In 2010, Out of 61 Votes: 63.93% Annoying
    In 2009, Out of 64 Votes: 70.31% Annoying
    In 2008, Out of 41 Votes: 65.85% Annoying
    In 2007, Out of 64 Votes: 65.62% Annoying
    In 2006, Out of 295 Votes: 74.24% Annoying
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