Queensland, Australia: public service employees’ event
Intersex advocates and the Queensland Public Service LGBTIQ+ Steering Committee are holding an event for staff of public services on Intersex Awareness Day:
Join us this year on International Intersex Awareness Day – 26 October 2017, for a moderated panel and Q&A with intersex community experts who will shine light on the lived experience of people growing up with intersex bodies in Queensland. The session will touch on subjects such as:
- Medical histories, surgeries and human rights
- Lives in the margins: secrets and lies
- I in the LGBTI: Bodies, sexualities and gender
- How the marriage equality debate impacts the intersex communities
Intersex people are born with sex characteristics that don’t meet medical and social norms for female or male bodies. Intersex traits are physical variations in genitals, chromosomes or other features that relate to the development of sex characteristics. There are many different intersex variations and many different types of intersex body. Intersex people suffer stigma and discrimination as a result of their difference.
26 October is Intersex Awareness Day, an internationally observed awareness day designed to highlight human rights issues faced by intersex people. The period between 26 October and 8 November (Intersex Solidarity Day), is dedicated to talking about intersex bodies and issues.
We look forward to you joining us to open up the conversation around intersex in Queensland.
The event will include members of the AISSGA and OII Australia.
Date: Thursday 26 October 2017
Where: Level 41, Multifunction Room 2, 1 William Street, Brisbane, Queensland.
Book tickets (public service employees only)
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