On Intersex Awareness Day, 26 October, Cody Smith (A Gender Agenda) and Steph Lum (OII Australia) will speak at an event at Canberra Museum and Gallery Theatrette.
An Intersex Awareness Day presentation and Q&A at UTS in Sydney, Australia, by Morgan Carpenter, president of OII Australia.
The Legislative Council of New South Wales Parliament called for implementation of a 2013 federal Senate report on involuntary or coerced sterilisation.
Morgan Carpenter of OII Australia wrote on “Why Intersex Awareness Day is Important” at the Star Observer newspaper, considering issues of stigma and social justice.
Morgan Carpenter, OII Australia president, wrote on recent legislative change, and a national Senate committee report, “Involuntary or coerced sterilisation of intersex people in Australia”, released on October 25, 2013.
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.
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.
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.