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 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.
October 26: Intersex Awareness Day (IAD) marks the first public demonstration by intersex people in North America.
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.