Intersex Day of Solidarity, also known as Intersex Day of Remembrance, takes place on November 8. The Day marks the birthday of Herculine Barbin, a French intersex person whose memoirs were later published by the philosopher Michel Foucault, along with contemporary texts and a later fictionalized account. Intersex Awareness Day is a related observance that takes place on October 26 each year. It is the anniversary of a 1996 Intersex Society of North America protest in Boston where the American Academy of Pediatrics was holding their annual meeting. At Carolina, we acknowledge Intersex Awareness Day, but center programming around Intersex Day of Solidarity.
This year, IDOS falls on a Friday, so we are spreading our observance to include Thursday in an effort to make this programming more accessible to folks who leave campus over the weekend.
Starting on Intersex Awareness Day, October 26th, follow LGBTQ Center social media for sharable content created by Interact Advocates for Intersex Youth.
Intersex Solidarity 101
Thursday, November 7th, 2019 from 6:00pm - 8:00pm in Cobb Game Room
Do you want to learn about intersex communities and identities? Do you want pointers on how to be an informed advocate of intersex rights? If so, come to the LGBTQ Center's presentation on intersex allyship, which will be interspersed with videos centering intersex voices.
Snacks will be provided.
Intersex Solidarity by The Pit
Friday 11/08 from 11:00am - 1:00pm in front of Lenoir
Join the LGBTQ Center Ambassadors as we practice some of what we learned on Thursday by educating about intersex history, community, activism, and people!
Take a photo with the Intersex Flag, win candy or prizes for answering a trivia question about Intersex communities from the Ally Wheel, and learn about influential Intersex people.
Intersex Solidarity is one of many Pride and Visibility Days observed by the LGBTQ Center at UNC-Chapel Hill.