Did you know that biological sex is not a binary? As many as 4% of the population are predicted to be intersex — born with reproductive or sexual anatomy that doesn’t fit neatly into the definitions of male and female. Check out this week’s video headline for an introduction into the reality of intersex conditions and how to respect intersex individuals.
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“Identifying as intersex is a radical process.” The trauma of the medical industry’s approach to intersex people can be damaging – but here’s how this author found healing.
Intersex is one of the often-left out categories when the LGBTQIAP alphabet is abbreviated as LGBT. The QUIAP is often ignored completely or briefly covered, but people who have these identities are marginalized not only in society, but also often within LGBTQIAP spaces themselves! Intersex identities exist. And we need to start recognizing them.
Did you hear about what Shannon Rowbury said about intersex Olympics runners? It’s not okay – and here’s the info on anti-intersex bias and transphobia that shows why.
If you’re an intersex person trying to survive, it can be tough finding medical care and other resources. This author gets it – and these tips can help.
Do you know what it means to be born intersex? The experiences and lives of intersex people are diverse, but here are some lessons this author has learned that everyone should know about.
Have you ever talked to a doctor about your hormones? The way you were treated probably depends on if you’re cisgender or not. This comic reveals the biases too many medical professionals have.
Turns out there’s a lot most folks don’t know – and our misunderstandings cause a lot of harm. Are you surprised by any of this info?
As a society, we’re hooked on the idea of sex as a binary thing – and that hurts intersex people, especially youth! Learn from intersex youth about the best ways you can support them.
Here’s what two prominent Black intersex activists want the whole community to know about addressing racism in white-dominated spaces.
Doctors gave this author and their family lots of misleading information about being intersex. And they’re not the only family – lying is standard procedure. Here’s why we need doctors to stop the lies.
“Are funding dollars worth forgoing safety?” At EF, we usually use the acronym “LGBTQIA+” – but this may not be the best way to support intersex folks.
You might already know that gender is more of a spectrum than a binary – but what about sex? Riley J. Dennis explains why it’s time for a shift in perspective.
Do gender reveal parties make sense anymore? They don’t have negative intentions, but here’s how these pink and blue extravaganzas can hurt people like this author – with ideas for what to do instead.
All youth should feel protected, safe, and happy, but far too many young people who are sexual and/or a/gender minorities do not. So how can we change that? Let’s start by understanding it. Delve into three issues that have a major impact on the mental health of LGBTQIA+ youth, and get informed with some concrete evidence on what we need to change for our youth.
Heterosexual, bisexual, pomosexual, demisexual… There are more prefixes to describe us than you might think. Which words, if any, describe your identity?
A lot of folks don’t think twice about this info, but it’s important for us to know. How do social ideas about sex and gender affect you?
If your gender is in the binary of solely male or female, you probably haven’t noticed all these awful ways society fails to recognize non-binary people. Do any of them change your thoughts on gender norms?
Society sure is stuck on the idea that you can determine gender from genitals – and that gender only comes in two options. And that’s frustrating! That’s why comic artist Sophie Labelle took to the Internet to remind folks to think beyond the gender binary. Check out these cute comics and share them with others who need the reminder!
Pride can a wonderful space for LGBTQIA+ affirmation and celebration – but have you noticed who often gets left out? Here’s how to have fun Pride events without encouraging transphobia, ableism, racism, and more.