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Determined 'Not to Die a Human,' Transgender Dragon Lady Spent $60K to Confirm 'Second Birth'

Instagram screenshot of transgender dragon lady EvaTiamat Baphomet Medusa, born "Richard Hernandez."

A 55-year-old dragon lady born “Richard Hernandez” has spent around $60,000 to transform into a transgender dragon lady, “Eva Tiamat Baphomet Medusa.” This self-mutilated person has insisted that people refer to it not as “he” or even “she,” but as “it.” In a recent interview, it revealed why it made this decision: it was determined “not to die a human” after being diagnosed with HIV in 1997.

“My big thing though was I didn’t want to die in this world looking like a human,” Medusa told the Wizard of Odd TV. “As much awesomeness and goodness there is in humans, compared to other species they are the most destructive and hateful. I decided at that time, that it was time for a change in my life, so I wanted to look like something that wasn’t human.”

Rather than changing up routine, going on a vacation, or trying a new career like many in a mid-life crisis, Medusa decided to reject the entire human race, and was willing to shell out a fortune in the process.

According to Britain’s The Daily Mail, the dragon lady paid $60,000 for body alterations, and still plans on spending another $40,000 to complete the process.

“I have eight horns on my forehead; I have had my ears removed; my nose reshaped; most of my teeth removed; I’ve had the white-part of my eyes stained; my tongue bifurcated; my whole face is tattooed and I’ve had some scarification and branding on my chest and wrist,” Medusa told the Wizard of Odd. It added, “For me, my transformation is the greatest journey of my life.”

The beast expressed hope that its story would inspire others who had lost hope. “I hope that my story will help other people — not only those who have gone through hard times, but also people who have lost hope.”

“I myself know what it’s like to be at that point,” Medusa explained. “Before my transformation I was vice president of one of the largest banks in the U.S. and I left when because I became HIV positive and feared I was going to die.”

The beast mentioned a quasi-spiritual “second birth” to non-human parents. “I have two mothers: One is my original birth mother and my second birth is to my reptilian parents, which are the rattlesnakes.”

Medusa presented itself as a pioneer in human identity. “There’s a lot of misunderstanding about what it means to be transsexual and then further than that — something that I’m introducing — the idea of trans-speciesism,” it said.

“I consider myself not just to be human anymore; I’m human and reptilian,” Medusa said. “My greatest desire in life is to continue my body modification until my metamorphosis is complete. This is what drives me — this is the reason why I get up every day and live.”

The beast not only believes it was born in the wrong sex, like those who suffer from gender dysphoria (the persistent condition of identifying with the gender opposite your birth sex), but that it was born in the wrong species. Yet, it cannot completely erase its identity as human, because it lived for 53 years as a gay man and was after all born to a human mother.

While most people who encourage transgender identity would likely not go so far as to support trans-speciesism, this particular denial of reality follows the logic of the transgender movement.

Those who struggle with gender dysphoria have at least two options: accept the sex they were born with and suppress the desire to identify as the opposite sex, or deny biological reality and live a lie, asking society to agree with the false identity. People who identify as transgender can then decide whether or not to force their bodies to conform to their identities.

Many children take puberty blockers, and many adults take hormones to change the chemical makeup of their bodies. Some — like former Olympian Bruce Jenner — even undergo expensive and unalterable surgery to remove their sex organs and have artificial sex organs of the opposite sex put in to replace them.

Even the most intrusive of these procedures cannot alter DNA, however. On the molecular level, “Caitlyn” Jenner is still male, and Eva Tiamat Medusa is still a male human being.

Going through expensive surgery to prop up a false identity cannot change the kind of thing a person truly is. It can, however, scar that person for life, should he or she eventually choose to reject the transgender identity. One such former transgender person, 21-year-old Max Robinson, warned against cross-sex hormones and surgery, saying, “It’s not a cure at all.”

Eva Tiamat Medusa may be a pioneer, but this confused man is a pioneer in insanity — expensive, jaw-dropping insanity. Then again, he might glibly dismiss any such criticism as “trans-species-phobic.”

The Wizard of Odd TV interview has not yet been posted on YouTube, but the channel did post a video of Medusa visiting a bat colony.