What can you do to mark Intersex Awareness Day or Intersex Day of Solidarity, and promote human rights for intersex people?
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.
October 26: Intersex Awareness Day (IAD) marks the first public demonstration by intersex people in North America.
November 8: Intersex Day of Solidarity (IDS), or Intersex Day of Remembrance, marks the birthday of Herculine Barbin, a now famous French intersex person.
This press release was issued during the 1996 American Academy of Pediatrics’ annual convention in Boston, in response to a public protest outside the event.