IVIM/OII Deutschland have issued a statement for Intersex Awareness Day:
This day we remember the first protests of intersex people, who demonstrated for the first time in 1996 against the medical treatment practices of inter * humans in Boston, USA. Confident and proud, with a banner on which “Hermaphrodites with Attitude” stood, this group produced visibility for the first time!
Today, twenty years later, we remember that day and celebrate our diversity and our inter * selves! We would like to thank our first pioneers and remember those who are no longer with us! Without your courage to be pioneers of bodily integrity and self-determination for intersex people, we would not be where we stand at the moment!