what does it mean to be intersex?
Intersex is an umbrella term which describes people who are born with variations in their sex Development; meaning a person's sex characteristics (which could include chromosome patterns, internal organs, external organs, genitalia and/or hormones) are different to contemporary cultural stereotypes about what constitutes male and female.
this is the intersex flag. the purple circle in the centre is "unbroken and unornamented, symbolising wholeness and completeness, and our potentialities"
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OII UK & Ireland
The Organisation Intersex International is an organisation devoted to systemic change to end the fear, shame, secrecy and stigma experienced by children and adults through the practice of non-consensual treatments for people born with atypical anatomy, chromosomes or other sex characteristics.
Intersex Justice Project
The IJP seeks the end of medically invasive and unnecessary surgeries in the USA that target intersex children and adolescents by empowering intersex people of color to advance that change.