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.
Zwischengeschlecht called on the Zurich Cantonal Government in Switzerland to inquire about current medical practices, and state their position on non-consensual “cosmetic genital surgeries” on intersex children.
On 28 October, the Intersex Initiative held an Intersex Film Night, with screenings of “Hermaphrodites Speak!”, “XXXY”, “Mani’s Story” and “Born Queer: Dear Doctors”.
On 19 October, the Board and Supervisors of the City and County of San Francisco formally recognised 26 October 2004 as the first annual Intersex Awareness Day.
On 25 October 2004, the Intersex Initiative reported that Boulder County Public Health became the first public agency to recognise Intersex Awareness Day.