Regions

Orchid flag

Symbols

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.

Report of the Australian Senate Community Affairs References Committee

Australian Senate report on health and well-being

On 25 October 2013, the Senate of Australia’s Community Affairs Committee published a landmark report, entitled “Involuntary or coerced sterilisation of intersex people in Australia”. It contains 15 recommendations to improve the health and well-being of intersex people.

NSW Parliament

IDR motion passed by NSW Parliament, Australia

On 29 May 2012, the Legislative Assembly (lower house) of the New South Wales State Parliament passed a motion marking IDR, proposed by Linda Burney, the first Aboriginal person elected to the State Parliament.

NYU flyer, 2011

NYU workshop

On Friday 28 October 2011, NYU LGBTQ Student Center held an Intersex Awareness Day event with Claudia Astorino and Tricia Madison.

Star Observer: 14 days of intersex

The 14 Days of Intersex (Australia)

Gina Wilson, president of OII Australia in 2011, marked “14 days of Intersex” between Intersex Awareness Day and Intersex Day of Remembrance in an article for the Star Observer.

Herculine Barbin

Intersex Day of Solidarity

November 8: Intersex Day of Solidarity (IDS), or Intersex Day of Remembrance, marks the birthday of Herculine Barbin, a now famous French intersex person.

Hermaphrodites With Attitude

Intersex Awareness Day

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