Hi, everyone! Just wanted to let you know that for all of you near NYC, two Intersex Awareness Day events are scheduled!
I am absolutely thrilled that Hida Viloria will be joining us again for the IAD events. She is an intersex activist currently based in LA that chairs Organization Intersex International (OII) and has done a ton of great stuff. Check her out at hidaviloria.com.
This year, we're focusing less on intersex basics than we have in the past two years. We will absolutely be covering some intersex 101 stuff, because it's really important to ensure that all participants are on the same page as to what intersex is and why intersex activism exists. However, we want to have a broader conversation about relevant topics in intersex activism, including LGBTI inclusiveness, creating a visible intersex identity, how binary sex legislation affects intersex rights, and how to be a good ally. The two events will be similar in the issues discussed and their scope, so if you can't make one, you'll get a bunch of the same stuff in the other one. :)
Friday, Oct 26
New York University
Global Center, Room 383
Saturday, Oct 27
Bluestockings Bookstore, Cafe, and Activist Center
27 Allen Street
Hida and I have been making plans about topics to generate discussion, and we are so excited to share with you! We hope to see you there! :)