She was sent for intensive psychotherapy. By 14 he was accepted outside his family as a boy, and at 16 was evaluated by intersexuality ‘specialists’. He was put on testosterone injections until he objected that he did not want to be a male either.
Sinclair took the name Jim, and self-identifies as “"openly and proudly neuter, both physically and socially”. Jim does not reveal his genotype as that would assign gender.
Jim was one of the co-founders of the Autism Network International in 1992, and as the only one with an internet connection became the original co-ordinator. Sinclair gave an anti-cure presentation at the 1993 International Conference on Autism in Toronto, and later published it as “Don’t Mourn For Us”. He is a major activist in the neurodiversity movement.
- Jim Sinclair. “Don’t Mourn For Us”. The Edmonds Institute, 1993. www.edmonds-institute.org/dontmour.html.
- Jim Sinclair. “Self-Introduction to the Intersex Society of North America”. ISNA, 1997. Online at: web.archive.org/web/20080216054409/http://web.syr.edu/~jisincla/brief_bio.htm.
- Andrew Solomon. “The Autism Rights Movement”. New York Magazine. May 25, 2008. http://nymag.com/news/features/47225.
- “Jim Sinclair (activist)”. Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia. en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Jim_Sinclair_%28activist%29.
I suggest a reading of the Andrew Solomon article. There are a lot of parallels between the transgender and the neurodiversity movements, including division over whether the condition should be removed from the DSM, whether the cause is cultural/social, biological or pollution (in their case vaccines), and whether the condition is a disease or an improvement on normality.