Intersex Day of Remembrance (Intersex Solidarity Day)
Intersex Day of Remembrance was created to raise awareness of intersex people and highlight the challenges they face. One of the most important issues is non-consensual interventions to modify the sex anatomy.
In June 2023 the ACT Parliament passed the Variation in Sex Characteristics (Restricted Medical Treatment) Bill 2023 establishes legal protections and processes to support people with VSC to make their own decisions about permanent medical treatments affecting their bodies.
The legislation – which will come into full effect in 2024 – is complemented by a suite of actions to increase the capacity of the ACT health system to support relevant care.
It's time all states and territories in Australia protected intersex people and their rights to make decisions about their own bodies.