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Intersex Awareness Day

"Intersex Awareness Day is a powerful reminder that our world is beautifully diverse, and every individual deserves respect, acceptance, and understanding.

Intersex people are born with innate variations in their sex characteristics. These variations are a natural part of human diversity, and they should be celebrated, not stigmatized. Often, we like to categorise nature and our bodies into binaries of male and female. Today, we stand in solidarity with intersex individuals, commit ourselves to raising awareness about their experiences, and remind ourselves and others that 'nature is not binary'

Events for All 🌼🌸🌼

  Intersex Movie Night  🎥

  • When? Wednesday 25th October (doors open 6.30pm for 7pm start)
  • Where? NFSA
  • What? AGA and the NFSA will be hosting a special screening of the warmly engaging documentary Every Body, directed by Academy Award Nominated Julie Cohen (RBG), which uncovers the experiences of three intersex individuals living in the US.
  • How? To find out more and book your tickets, go to:

  In-Convo with Mimi  💬

  • When? Friday 27th October @ 6pm
  • Where? Salthouse Haig Park
  • What? Join AGA’s Intersex Project Coordinator for a deep dive into intersex issues and advocacy. Mimi will be sharing her lived experience of growing up intersex, as well as this year's recent development of ACT legislation which helps further protect this vulnerable community, with lots of opportunity for Q&As. Conveniently situated in Haig Park's Salthouse, come join Mimi after work drinks or before a dinner out on Lonsdale St to broaden your understanding of what intersex means and how you can be a better ally. Limited spots available.
  • How? Register here:

Merch 👚

This year, A Gender Agenda has teamed up with the astonishingly talented Kelso Ronning to print out these limited edition IAD 2023 shirts and hoodies. All profits will be going directly back into AGA to help support and run events for our intersex community. Show your intersex pride and support an intersex peer-led organisation by grabbing some limited edition IAD '23 merch. 

Posters 🎨

A great way to show support for the intersex community is to put up a poster in your office! See below for what the poster will look like. If you are keen for a printed poster email: [email protected]


Watch 👓

Read 📚

  • 'YOUth&I' - an intersex youth anthology collects a range of stories, poems, and art to give voice to this marginalised community and highlight these diverse experiences from around the world:
  • Two useful resources; an Inclusion Guide To Respecting People With Intersex Variations and Raising The Bar How To Be An Intersex Ally.

Guide To Respecting People With Intersex VariationsRaising The Bar How To Be An Intersex Ally

These resources were developed in collaboration between the Darlington Consortium members (Intersex Human Rights Australia and Intersex Peer Support Australia) and Queensland Council for LGBTI Health (the pathways resources) and LGBTIQ Health Australia (inclusive practice resources).

Listen 🎵

Affirm ✊

  • 'The Darlington Statement' - a joint consensus statement by Australian and Aotearoa/New Zealand intersex organisations and independent advocates, which sets out the priorities and calls by the intersex human rights movement in our countries, under six headings: a preamble, human rights and legal reform; health and wellbeing; peer support; allies; and education, awareness and employment. A tangible action of intersex allyship is to read and affirm this statement:

Training 🎒

  • AGA offer's an AMAZING 'Intersex 101' training, which covers intersex issues and advocacy. With a focus on lived experience and more meaningful allyship, this training is a strong first step to understanding a complex and vulnerable population - and a must for any organisation looking to build competency. More info here. 


Intersex Awareness Day | 26 October