October 26 is Intersex Awareness Day. This day is celebrated in October to commemorate the first intersex protest, which took place in Boston, MA outside the annual American Academy of Pediatrics conference in 1996. This day was first established as a way to raise awareness, and is meant as a day of action to end shame, secrecy, and unwanted genital cosmetic surgeries on intersex children.
The term intersex refers to a person born with external and/or internal genital, anatomical sex characteristics, hormones, and chromosomes that fall outside of the conventional classifications of female or male.
Egale’s Fix Hearts, Not Parts campaign has life stories from intersex people, IGM information, and resources to support intersex people.
Antonietta/ Netta Coccaro (they/them)
PSAC Ontario Council