Our media release for Intersex Awareness Day has resulted in coverage in some LGBTI media both in Australia and overseas, for which we’re grateful.
Gina Wilson, ILGA-Europe, and a media release by Transgender and Intersex Africa are quoted in this report by Gay Star News.
‘TIA believes that this day is a great opportunity to break the silence and stop the ignorance about the existence of the intersex community in South Africa,’ said the statement.
‘It is also an opportune time to highlight the challenges and struggle that intersex individuals face in our country, such as non-consensual and unnecessary genital mutilation of intersex babies.’
Gay News Network/SX News Australia quote Warren Talbot, general manager of the National LGBTI Health Alliance:
“The Alliance believes that this day is a great opportunity to break the silence and stop the ignorance about the existence of intersex people in Australia”, said Alliance general manager, Warren Talbot.
“In 2010 the Alliance changed its constitution and name to include the concerns of intersex people. In 2011, the President of Oii Australia, Gina Wilson, was appointed to the Alliance Board.”
“Intersex people should be celebrated as part of the rich diversity of humanity. The contribution to society of intersex people should be valued and honoured.”