Intersex Awareness Day is Monday, October 26th, commemorating the 25th anniversary of the United States’ first public demonstration against infant surgery led by intersex people and their allies in Boston, MA at the annual conference of the American Academy of Pediatrics.
Each year, intersex folks and allies around the world help raise the visibility of the nearly 2% of people born with intersex traits who are often made invisible due to medical erasure and discrimination. Intersex Awareness Day is about supporting members of the intersex community in living authentically and unapologetically!
We Need You!
- If you’re intersex, we hope you’ll join us in showing your intersex pride by posting a selfie with the tag #iamintersex on your social media this Monday, October 26th (please also tag @interACT_adv!) to help us highlight the many faces of the community and to promote visibility and acceptance!
- Not intersex? We still need you! We couldn’t make the advancements we are making without supportive allies, friends, and family members! Help educate and raise intersex visibility in your own networks. On October 26th, please post, share, and retweet info you see from interACT and other intersex organizations. Check out our #4intersexwebsite designed specifically for allies!
- Promoting intersex visibility and rights takes money! Make a donation in honor of Intersex Awareness Day to support interACT’s ongoing work to raise visibility and change medical practices that harm intersex youth.