Woman aims to become a genderless reptile after HIV diagnosis

Woman aims to become a genderless reptile after HIV diagnosis

- Tiamat Legion Medusa is undergoing a bizarre body transformation in an attempt to become a genderless reptile

- Medusa was born a male, named Richard Hernandez, and abandoned by his parents in the woods in Texas, but made a success of his life as the vice-president of a large financial institution

- After being diagnosed with HIV, Medusa decided to start the body transformation journey and has had 18 horn implants, had his tongue split and removed both ears, among other procedures

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Tiamat Legion Medusa easily stands out from a crowd and has become known as the dragon lady.

Medusa was actually born Richard Hernandez, but is on a mission to become a genderless reptile.

Formerly a vice-president of a large financial institution in America, Medusa revealed his traumatic experience as a child when he was discarded by his parents in the woods in Texas.

The experience left a lasting impact as he said, “It was then, when my human parents shoved me out of the car to leave me there like unwanted trash, that I adopted the venomous rattler as my parents.”

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Medusa was diagnosed with HIV and eventually AIDS. Fearing that time was not on his side, he set the wheels in motion for his reptilian look.

Since 1997, Medusa has undergone a series of operations as reported by The Sun and Metro.

He’s had his nose removed and reshaped, teeth removed and some sharpened and the whites of his eyes have been stained green.

In addition, Medusa’s ears have also been removed and tongue split to resemble a lizard.

It all started with a pair of horns to his head at a cost of R6 100.

Briefly.co.za understands that Medusa prefers to be referred to as it, rather than he or she.

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Briefly.co.za understands that next year will be a big one as Medusa is planning to remove his penis.

Medusa explained the harsh public he receives as some people hurl insults and even spit at him.

However, he explains: “Regardless of all the ugliness people fling at me, what gives me the courage to keep on being me is the look on the children’s faces. They gaze at me with wonderment in their eyes.”

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