“The exposure draft legislation provides protection for people who are intersex within the definition of ‘gender identity’. It recognises that most intersex people identify as either male or female.
But Gina Wilson, President of Organisation Intersex International (OII), said protections for intersex people should not fall under gender identity. “Intersex is almost never a gender identity,” Wilson told SX. “Most intersex people identify as men and women.”
Wilson said there should be protections for intersex people on the basis of the anatomical features, “as they do with disability or age”.