Betsy Driver was elected to the borough of Flemington, New Jersey, on 7 November, becoming the second openly intersex person elected to public office.
Hana Aoi writes on the experience of living and being intersex in Mexico: from being the subject of medical interventions, to creating change.
On 7 November 7, an event “Intersex visibility, problems and opportunities in Mexico” will be held by the National Council to Prevent Discrimination (CONAPRED).
Intersex projects in Mexico will hold a second forum on intersex visibility on Intersex Day of Solidarity at the offices of the Human Rights Commission of the Federal District (Mexico City).
Protest: Chicago intersex activists demand Lurie Children’s Hospital end medically unnecessary surgery
On Intersex Awareness Day at midday, a protest took place outside Lurie Children’s Hospital, Chicago.
Human Rights Watch and interACT have called for standards of care for intersex children in the US.
The US legal organisation Lambda Legal has issued a call for an end to medically unnecessary genital surgeries on intersex infants and children.
Chase Strangio of the American Civil Liberties Union has called for an end to nonconsensual medically unnecessary surgeries on young intersex children.
Teen Vogue reports on a dialogue on medically unnecessary surgeries between advocate Pidgeon Pagonis and clinical psychologist David Sandberg.
The American Academy of Pediatrics has issued a statement recognising Intersex Awareness Day, 21 years after the demonstration outside an Academy conference that is marked by the event.
The American Medical Student Association joins call to defer “normalizing” surgeries on children born with atypical sex characteristics.
The Interface Project has published a video with Icelandic intersex advocate Kitty Anderson.