Fantastic piece by my 76 Crimes colleague Colin Stewart, on the difficult situations faced by intersex people of all gender identities.
Logo of the Association of Russian-speaking Intersex People
The “I” in LGBTI activism is the focus of a new report that spells out what’s at stake in the growing field of intersex advocacy.
The freely downloadable document We Are Real: The Growing Movement Advancing the Human Rights of Intersex People from the Astraea Lesbian Foundation for Justice
seeks to “share and promote relevant knowledge and understanding of intersex issues and activism to people across the world.”
Readers of this blog are aware of a particularly horrifying example of anti-intersex violence that occurred in December 2015 — the fatal mutilation of intersex Kenyan teenager Muhadh Ishmael because he did not conform to their expectations for him.
For many intersex people, human rights violations are much less violent but much more common, as the report’s executive summary notes:
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