#May17Because intersex children do not need your interventions
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.
Read what fuels one intersex advocate
Sean Saifa Wall, an intersex activist and leader at Advocates for Informed Choice, wrote a reflection in the news and commentary site, Quartz, reflecting on the relationship between his intersex advocacy and his personal life.
Intersex advocates correct and clarify Nightline news report
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.
Videos and links: Happy Intersex Awareness Day!
Today, October 26, is Intersex Awareness Day. The group at Inter/Act Youth have been active, sharing their stories. Check out some of the links to educate yourself.
Indian advocates appeal sports authorities to "Let Dutee run!"
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.
Coming out as intersex...on Facebook
GLAAD is working with the intersex support and advocacy group Advocates for Informed Choice, and their youth and young adult program Inter/Act. One member, Amanda, recently reflected on coming out to friends and family on Facebook as intersex.
How and why George Fox University's new transgender housing policy is dangerously problematic
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.
VIDEO: Intersex advocates talk stigma, health care, & family support on HuffPost Live
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.