(CNN) -- There's a vocabulary of protection used around the intersex community -- of "escape" from sex assignment surgery to normalize their genitals, of PTSD and survivorship, of guilt from some whose bodies remain intact.
A Colorado resident denied a passport for refusing to identify as either male or female on the application form has sued the federal government to try to force the United States to join a handful of other countries that allow people to get travel documents without picking a gender.
A district court in Colorado ruled against the U.S. State Department for denying a passport to an intersex Navy veteran.
On Wednesday, the United States government recognized intersex people and the struggles they face.
On the spectrum of sex and gender, one group is finding its voice.