Irene of Intersex Russia says: sometimes people ask me, do I regret that I was born intersex? And the answer is no, I don’t regret the fact that I was born intersex!
Hana Aoi writes on the experience of living and being intersex in Mexico: from being the subject of medical interventions, to creating change.
Tony Briffa writes about going public, and becoming the world’s first openly intersex elected official.
Koomah writes on body empowerment from an intersex escort perspective.
Ale describes his journey from Santiago de Chile to an appearance before the Inter-American Commission on Human Rights in Washington D.C.
Sean Saifa Wall reflects on growing up Black, queer and intersex.
Aleksander Berezkin on how intersex people have shifted from being imperial curiosities to people with disabilities, and on creating new, non-pathologising ways of being intersex.
#IntersexyFat Georgiann Davis writes on the intersectionalities between being intersex and being fat.
Newly relaunched, Intersex South Africa has published a video with Iranti to mark Intersex Day of Solidarity.
Betsy Driver was elected to the borough of Flemington, New Jersey, on 7 November, becoming the second openly intersex person elected to public office.
Following a German court judgment, OII Europe, OII Germany, TGEU and German Trans Association call for a third gender option for all, regardless of sex characteristics.
On 7 November 7, an event “Intersex visibility, problems and opportunities in Mexico” will be held by the National Council to Prevent Discrimination (CONAPRED).
Intersex projects in Mexico will hold a second forum on intersex visibility on Intersex Day of Solidarity at the offices of the Human Rights Commission of the Federal District (Mexico City).
On 4 November, Iranti, SIPD Uganda, Human Rights Watch and the University of Pretoria Centre for Human Rights are holding a side event at the 61st session of the ACHPR.
AJWS, Astraea and GATE have published two reports today, one on the state of intersex organising, and one on the state of trans organising. The reports reveal critical funding gaps.
Between Intersex Awareness Day and Intersex Day of Solidarity, OII Europe is running a youth campaign, promoting empowerment, not normalisation.
What can you do to mark Intersex Awareness Day or Intersex Day of Solidarity, and promote human rights for intersex people?
Statement of the First Asian Intersex Forum, 8 to 11 February 2018 in Bangkok, Thailand.
Statement of the first European intersex community event, in Vienna on 30–31 March 2017.
A joint consensus statement for Australia and Aotearoa/New Zealand, published 10 March 2017.
The statement of the Third International Intersex Forum, December 2013.
About intersex: Intersex people are born with sex characteristics that don’t meet medical and social norms for female or male bodies.
Popular or common symbols and flags used by intersex people to represent intersex and intersex people include the intersex flag, the orchid, and representations of sex chromosomes.
November 8: Intersex Day of Solidarity (IDS), or Intersex Day of Remembrance, marks the birthday of Herculine Barbin, a now famous French intersex person.