Former banker becomes 'genderless reptile' after castration procedure 5 months ago

Former banker becomes 'genderless reptile' after castration procedure

They have spent tens of thousands of dollars on turning themselves into a 'reptoid'

A former LA banker has taken the next step on their mission to fully transform themselves into a genderless 'reptoid' by undergoing a castration procedure.

Formerly known as Richard Hernandez, they have spent $60,000 (£45,000) on body modifications such as ear removal, tongue splitting, castration and horn implants.

Tiamat Legion Medusa plans to also have their penis and teeth removed and wants to get more tattoos to continue her transformation into a reptile.

The 60-year-old told the Sun: "People think that modified people, especially those who go to great extremes to look like something in a sci-fi film, are losers and dumb as dirt.

“In my past life as a man, I was a banking Vice President at one of the nation’s largest financial institutions.

“I want people to know that modified people are just as intelligent, kind, loving, and good as anyone else.

“Just because I had my ears removed, does not mean my brain just rolled out and I’m just a blithering idiot.”

Medusa experienced an extremely difficult upbringing, enduring childhood abuse and self-harming. In 1997, they were diagnosed with HIV and it was this that prompted them to start their transformation.

“Because I thought I was going to die, I started modifying my body as I felt I was in a race against time,” said Medusa.

“I am removing parts of myself that offend me including some of my physical attributes and also how I live my life today as a creature that is part-human and part-reptilian."

Medusa now has their HIV under control after treatment.

They continued: “Having been to hell and back, having endured so much cruelty at the hands of humans, making myself into something from another species is my own way of dealing with the spiritual, emotional, psychological pain and anguish that continues to torment me through my life today.

“This is my way of dealing with life and the hand that was dealt me. It may not be how others would have handled things but this is my life and I will do things my way – and I will continue to march to the beat of my own drum.”

They added: “I am in the process of going genderless, so I prefer they, them pronouns. My ultimate preference is to simply be called an 'it', just like my own kind, the snakes.

“It is my goal and mission to shatter the gender binary and to inspire others out there to embrace being non-binary by sharing my story of going genderless.”

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