Intersex Day of Remembrance – November 8

October 25, 2017

QMUNITY recognizes the implicit sexism of the binary sex and gender system, and how this has impacted and continues to impact intersex people.

November 8 is Intersex Day of Remembrance.

From QMUNITY’s terminology and glossary resource:

Intersex: Intersex people may have: external genitalia which do not closely resemble typical male or female genitalia, or which have the appearance of both male and female genitalia; the genitalia of one sex and the secondary sex characteristics of another sex; or a chromosomal make-up that is neither XX or XY but may be a combination of both. ‘Intersex’ has replaced the term ‘hermaphrodite’, which is widely considered to be outdated, inaccurate and offensive. An intersex person may or may not identify as part of the trans* community, however the terms ‘intersex’, ‘transsexual’ and ‘trans*’ are distinct and should not be used interchangeably.


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