Saturday marks Intersex Awareness Day. In a nod to Stonewall, it commemorates the first public protest by American intersex activists. The event marks a good moment to pause and reflect. In the past year we have achieved the inclusion of “intersex status” in anti-discrimination legislation for the first time, improved access to Medicare and the establishment of federal guidelines for gender recognition.
On the occasion of the 16th Intersex Awareness Day ILGA, the International Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, Trans and Intersex Association wants to support the intersex movement in raising awareness on sufferings and injustices suffered by intersex people who are still today subjected to mutilations and normalising practices such as unwanted and not necessary genital cosmetic surgeries when babies, and treated as people with psychological diseases. >>>