Morgan Holmes

Morgan Holmes 
Intersex Steering Committee representative – North America

Morgan Holmes (she/her) is a Canadian sociologist, author, and a professor at Wilfrid Laurier University, Ontario. She is also an intersex activist and writer, and former member of Intersex Society of North America. Holmes participated in the first public demonstration by intersex people, now marked by Intersex Awareness Day. In her book Intersex: A Perilous Difference (2008) Holmes argues that there is a duty to understand the stakes involved in conflating what is supposedly 'natural' with what is statistically 'normal', and of what is 'normal' with what is 'healthy'." In 2009, Holmes edited Critical Intersex, a collection of essays on intersex issues, including theoretical and empirical research. The book has been described as "an important book" (Anne Fausto-Sterling), "the 'go to source' for a contemporary, international representation of intersex studies.”

Morgan works closely with Eagle Human Rights Trust in Canada, informing both the federal government on matters of human rights recognitions, and various health agencies on policy related to ongoing concerns for Canadian residents with intersex diagnoses. (photo: courtesy of Egale Canada)

organisation: Egale (Canada)