Intersex Awareness Day on October 26 marks the first public demonstration by intersex people in North America. Morgan Holmes and Max Beck of Intersex Society of North America (ISNA) were joined by allies from Transexual Menace and other organizations. It took place on October 26, 1996 in Boston, Massachusetts outside a conference of the American Academy of Pediatrics.
ISNA ceased operation in 2006, but you can find out more about the event that started Intersex Awareness Day:
- Testimony of the event by Morgan Holmes.
- Testimony of the event by Max Beck (external link, on the ISNA website).
And also on the origins of Intersex Awareness Day as a commemoration:
- The origins of Intersex Awareness Day by Betsy Driver.