Starting as a grassroots initiative that began in 2004, Intersex Awareness Day (IAD) helps others learn about intersex people and their lives.
According to Advocates for Informed Choice, a nonprofit organization advocating on behalf of intersex children, an estimated one in 2,000 babies is born with a reproductive or sexual anatomy and/or chromosome pattern that doesn’t seem to fit typical definitions of male or female.
Last week, Nightline ABC aired a segment in which Advocates for Informed Choice President Sean Saifa Wall courageously confronted his childhood surgeon on a segment of Nightline ABC last week.
Earlier this summer, Dutee Chand, an Indian national champion sprinter, was disqualified from the Commonwealth Games because, according to the International Association of Athletics Federations, her levels of testosterone are too high. Dutee hasn’t doped or cheated; her hormone levels are naturally occurring.
George Fox University updated its housing policy earlier in the week to the dehumanizing and problematic standard of requiring transgender students to undergo bottom surgery if they do not want to face discrimination. GLAAD looks at how and why this is a dangerous policy.
A transgender woman, Tia Pesando, hopes to become a Roman Catholic nun in London, Ontario.
The four panelists discussed a range of subjects regarding the intersex community, including the experiences of intersex youth and their parents, interacting with medical providers, and more.