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THE HOUSTON INTERSEX SOCIETY (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.
We created our organization with the intention to be visible to other intersex people, to advocate for those intersex individuals unable to advocate for themselves, to encourage legislation to protect intersex bodies, and to educate medical providers so they can provide adequate care to intersex people. For our intersex community, the most pressing issues are ending medically unnecessary genital surgeries on intersex minors, ensuring access to adequate competent healthcare, and creating legal protections.
THIS’s mission of improving the quality of life for intersex people is accomplished by engaging in advocacy, outreach, education, and visibility through the arts.
We prioritize traditionally under-served people within an already marginalized community and focus on the accessibility needs of intersex people in racial and class demographics that are often overlooked by larger intersex organizations.
THIS provides direct patient advocacy, emergency assistance, and supports community development by hosting regular events and arts programming that increase visibility and awareness. Additionally, THIS hosts an intersex history and art archive and organizes art projects as “iPOCA Collective” (intersex People of Color Artists Collective).
By meeting with officials, assisting with intersex related research projects, educating policy makers, and developing innovative intersex arts programming; THIS has paved the way for meaningful change in the services the community relies upon.
THE HOUSTON INTERSEX SOCIETY was founded in December of 2012, this is our 10 year anniversary. Over the last 10 years we’ve accomplished some amazing things beyond what we ever imagined. We’ve had several WORLD’S 1st achievements from the world’s first government building illuminated for intersex awareness day (Houston City Hall), first intersex specific scholarship fund, first Intersex Awareness Day TV Special, the only intersex specific COVID relief fund, first intersex themed ArtCar, and more.
We have another WORLD’S 1st achievement soon to be announced, stay tuned for that official announcement later this month!
Despite all of these accomplishments, we are severely underfunded.
Our out-of-pocket expenses are several times more than our available funding.
We can sustain our current work and expand our services with your support!
The Houston Intersex Society (THIS) is an all-volunteer BIPOC led Houston-based grassroots non-profit organization for, by, and about intersex people. 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.
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