Pride Announcement

Hi everyone,

As Pride approaches we’ve had several conversations about how or if we should participate in the Pride Parade during the viral COVID-19 pandemic. Several intersex people are severely immuno-comprimised, including one of the co-founders of THIS.

We feel participation in Pride is important because one of the things that unites the intersex community with the LGBT community is the desire to live a life where others are not trying to forcibly ‘cure’ us. Sex traits, gender orientation/ expression, and sexuality often intersect and people who vary from societal norms are met with oppression and violence. Intersex people frequently live with feelings of shame, isolation, and stigma regarding their intersex traits. We believe it is powerful to be visible and unashamed, Pride is a way to be publicly celebrated for who we are.

However, we cannot risk our own health nor can we be responsible for encouraging others in our community to put their health at risk.

We have decided to utilize our resources and create interactive digital Pride programming.

More info to come, but some things to expect:

– Intersex 101
– Q&A
– Intersex themed film screenings
– Interviews
– Intersex legislative policy updates
– Live performances

…and more!

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The Houston Intersex Society (THIS) is an educational, social, and support organization for, by, and about intersex people in Houston, Texas and beyond. THIS aims to empower and enrich the lives of intersex people while working to  end shame and create visibility through education, community events, and the arts.

Like us on Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/houinter

Follow us on Twitter: https://twitter.com/houintersex



Intersex Day of Solidarity 2019

We have some great events coming up for Intersex Day of Solidarity.

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.

Intersex Day of Solidarity:
https://intersexday.org/en/intersex-day-of-solidarity/

Herculine Barbin:
https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Herculine_Barbin

The Houston Intersex Society will be giving an Intersex 101 and Q&A at Rice University on November 7 at 7pm.

Check out our Facebook page on November 8th for our annual Intersex Day of Remembrance candle lighting, moment of silence, and performances shared via Facebook Live.

We are also excited to announce that on November 9th at dusk Houston City Hall will be illuminated purple and yellow in honor of Intersex Day of Solidarity!

Houston City Hall has been illuminated annually for Intersex Awareness Day on October 25th, this will be the first illumination for Intersex Day of Solidarity.



The Houston Intersex Society (THIS) is an educational, social, and support organization for, by, and about intersex people in Houston, Texas and beyond. THIS aims to empower and enrich the lives of intersex people while working to  end shame and create visibility through education, community events, and the arts.

Like us on Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/houinter

Follow us on Twitter: https://twitter.com/houintersex

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The Houston Intersex Society (THIS) is an educational, social, and support organization for, by, and about intersex people in Houston, Texas and beyond. THIS aims to empower and enrich the lives of intersex people while working toΒ  end shame and create visibility through education, community events, and the arts.

Like us on Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/houinter

Follow us on Twitter: https://twitter.com/houintersex