Intersex people are fantastic, and this day (along with International Intersex Solidarity Day, on Nov 8th) celebrates us and our bodies as they naturally are.
Intersex Awareness Day (IAD) is celebrated on Oct 26th to commemorate the day of the first public protest in the United States against intersex medical "treatments," in 1996.
OII-USA is making available two updated documents made to raise awareness about intersex people - a brief handbook for intersex allies, and a document for new parents of children with atypical sex anatomy. You can access them both here! (Links are at the bottom of the post.)
Tell someone, "Happy Intersex Awareness Day!" and maybe start a conversation about intersex, or link to/reblog our OII-USA documents on a social media site today. Let others know this is an important day worth celebrating!
And have a happy intersex awareness day, yourself! :)