Dana Zzyym is an intersex activist and former sailor who was the first military veteran in the United States to seek a non-binary gender U.S. passport, in the lawsuit Zzyym v. Pompeo. Tune in bio and explore more about Dana Zzyym’s Wiki, Bio, Age, Height, Weight, Wife, Net Worth, Family, Career and many more Facts about him.
Dana Zzyym Height & Weight
How tall is Dana Zzyym? He stands tall with a height of 5 feet 6 inches and weighs about 60 kilos. He is a fitness freak as well. He has blonde hair and has light brown eyes.
Dana Zzyym Bio & Early Life
Zzyym was born in 1958. He is 63 years old, as of 2021. Zzyym has expressed that their childhood as a military brat made it out of the question for them to be associated with the queer community as a youth due to the prevalence of homophobia in the armed forces.
Their parents hid Zzyym’s status as intersex from them and Zzyym discovered their identity and the surgeries their parents had approved for them by themselves after their Navy service. In 1978, Zzyym joined the Navy as a machinist’s mate.
Dana Zzyym Wiki/Biography
|63 years old (As of 2021)
|5 feet 6 inches
|$3 million, as of 2021
Dana Zzyym Wife
Dana Zzyym, who goes by they/them pronouns, is reportedly the first person to receive a US gender X passport.
Zzyym, a Colorado resident and Navy veteran, has been petitioning for a change in passport policy since 2015. He is a married man. His wife name is not known. Couple is also blessed with children.
United States issues its 1st passport with ‘X’ gender marker
The United States has issued its first passport with an “X” gender designation, marking a milestone in the recognition of the rights of people who do not identify as male or female, and expects to be able to offer the option more broadly next year, the State Department said Wednesday.
The department did not identify the passport recipient, but Dana Zzyym, an intersex activist from Fort Collins, Colorado, told The Associated Press in a telephone interview that they received it. Since 2015, Zzyym, who prefers a gender-neutral pronoun, has been in a legal battle with the State Department to obtain a passport that did not require Zzyym to lie about gender by picking either male or female.
Zzyym (pronounced Zimm) picked up the UPS package with the passport after getting an early morning text and phone call from their lawyer, Paul Castillo of Lambda Legal, that it had arrived. Zzyym had stayed up late celebrating Intersex Awareness Day with two visiting activists.
While Zzyym, 63, said it was thrilling to finally get the passport, the goal was to help the next generation of intersex people win recognition as full citizens with rights, rather than travel the globe, Zzyym said.
“I’m not a problem. I’m a human being. That’s the point,” said Zzyym, who has an arm tattoo that reads, “Never give up,” a reminder of goals to accomplish in life.
Dana Zzyym Legal Issue
Zzyym is the first veteran to seek a non-binary gender U.S. passport. In light of the State Department’s continuing refusal to recognize an appropriate gender marker, on June 27, 2017 a federal court granted Lambda Legal’s motion to reopen the case.
On September 19, 2018, the United States District Court for the District of Colorado enjoined the U.S. Department of State from relying upon its binary-only gender marker policy to withhold the requested passport.
Dana Zzyym Facts
Zzyym has been an avid supporter of the Intersex Campaign for Equality.
He is an avid pet lover as well.
He loves travelling as well.