This coming Sunday the 26th of October is the International Intersex Awareness Day.
Please take the time to educate yourself on the specific issues affecting intersex people.
Some reading suggestions just for starters:
- Intersex and Identity. The Contested Self
- Fixing Sex: Intersex, Medical Authority and Lived Experience
General societally and medically imposed invisibility and being subsumed in the LGB acronym has led to intersex issues and awareness being neglected and misunderstood. For example many people think that intersex is a gender when in fact it is not, it is a biological difference. This type of misunderstanding continues the invisiblity that intersex people suffer from and fight against every day. And educating yourself is straightforward. Make this day a day when you increase your understanding of intersex issues and stories.