Minnesota GLBTA Campus Alliance

Intersex 101

Length: 2 hours, but can be customized

Intersex is a general term used for a variety of conditions in which a person is born with a reproductive or sexual anatomy that does not seem to fit the typical definitions of female or male (Intersex Society of North America), resulting in identities or gendered characteristics between or beyond the traditional male/female sex binary.

Intersex 101 provides attendees an opportunity to learn about specific intersex conditions and the historical, social and political ways that medical and broader communities respond to individuals who identify as intersex and/or who have intersex conditions. Participants will also discuss how intersex fits within larger LGBT movements.

Participants are encouraged to think critically around deconstructing traditional notions of sex characteristics and identities and will leave with the knowledge, tools, and resources around being allies and advocates to people of all sexes.

Agenda Highlights:

Participants receive an Intersex 101 Education packet, which includes a terminology glossary and list of resources.