I am often asked how can we add the “I” responsibly to LGBT+, since so many of us intersex people identify as LGBTQ+ in some way:
Here is how I feel the “I” can be added with responsibility and care:
Below are pages to print, and several important links that you will need to use as references or add to your webpage if you are an organization. It is so important that the parents of intersex children, and all us intersex people, are guided to informed and safe people. Most importantly, these links and organizations below support that an intersex child has the human right to their own self-determination of gender identity, sexual orientation, and gender expression:
Below are organizations that will support:
- “No Body is Shameful”
- Self-Determination | Genital Integrity | My Body My Choice
- Protecting an intersex child from unnecessary sex reassignment genital corrective surgeries as a nonconsenting child.
- That being born Intersex is about having a bodily variation, not a condition, disorder or syndrome.
Four PDF Files to print:
5) To Change Medical Policies: Intersex Affirming Hospital Policies By IntersexACT and Lambda Legal
Links to add and make available on your websites or social media:
Facebook Support Group: Intersex Support for Parents (Closed FaceBook Group)
For those outside of the United States:
Thank you for helping us to change this world!
My thoughts about why we should add the “I” now: Why I feel INTERSEX should be added to the LGBTQ rainbow
In this Rainbow Talk at the 2016 ILGA World Conference, Mani Bruce Mitchell speaks about intersex human rights and reminds us why we must not leave out the “I” in our advocacy efforts. Mani shares in this: “We are Rainbows Within Rainbows”.
“I respect anyones decision to not be LGBTQ, but we have to have historical accuracy and recognize that the prejudice that goes into the medical treatment of us is almost purely out of a want to keep people from being gay or trans. Homophobia and transphobia are driving forces behind our oppression and our liberation is linked deeply.” Anonnymous Quote from an intersex person.