Workshop on intersex for U.S. government staff

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The Council for Global Equality and Advocates for Informed Choice

To mark Intersex Awareness Day 2015, Advocates for Informed Choice and the Council for Global Equality are holding a workshop, hosted by USAID:

Deepening your Understanding of Intersex Issues for U.S. Government Staff.


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To be held from 12pm to 2pm, the workshop will cover:

  • the basics of intersex medical and rights issues
  • how international human rights bodies have begun to incorporate intersex issues
  • current status of intersex rights in the United States
  • explanation of why is it sometimes LGBT and sometimes LGBTI?

The workshop will be held at the Ronald Reagan Building, 1300 Pennsylvania Avenue, N.W. Washington, D.C. and attendees will need to present a government-issued ID to enter.

More information.


The Washington Blade said this about the event:

The U.S. Agency for International Development on Oct. 19 hosted what a State Department spokesperson described to the Washington Blade as “the first-ever U.S. government interagency intersex forum” that the Council for Global Equality and Advocates for Informed Choice, a group that advocates on behalf of intersex children, organized.

“The United States government places great importance on the protection and promotion of the human rights of all people, including intersex individuals,” said the State Department spokesperson. “We are committed to raising awareness about the challenges faced by the intersex community.

Read more in the Washington Blade

AIC has also shared a set of images for Intersex Awareness Day, based on the UN Free & Equal campaign fact sheet on intersex: