Happy New Year!

Image of a 2 panel comic. On the top panel, 3 purple snails with yellow shells are watching the new year countdown on TV. They say, “3, 2, 1…”. On the bottom panel they shout, “Happy new year!” and blow so their shells uncurl like a noisemaker.

As we close out 2022, we want to acknowledge our grant funders for this past year and highlight some of the things we accomplished.

With support from Texas Pride Impact Fund and the BIPOC Arts Network & Fund in 2022, we were able to:

  • Made 2 trips to Washington, DC.
    • Koomah was invited to the White House Pride celebration and executive order signing.
    • Koomah participated in a roundtable discussion with the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services honoring Intersex Awareness Day.
  • Made the world’s first Intersex themed ArtCar.
  • Presented talks to Universities
    • Archives Talk for HCC about our Intersex History Archive.
    • Mo presented an Intersex 101 for the SAGA student group at UH Downtown
    • Koomah presented on a panel for medical students and medical professionals at State University of New York (SUNY) Stony Brook.
  • Presented on an educational panel to the Oregon Department of Human Services.
    • ODHS is now working to update their system to recognize people’s names and pronouns even if that info hasn’t been updated with the DMV or SSA.
  • Attended the national InterConnect intersex conference in Niagara Falls, New York.
    • Koomah presented a workshop on Sexual Orientation and Gender Identity.
  • Attended Pride Events
    • Participated in Houston Pride with new signs and t-shirts.
    • Mo tabled a booth at Beaumont Pride Festival.
  • Presented talks to local organizations
    • Educated HATCH youth about intersex issues.
    • Koomah spoke to LGBT Political Caucus about intersex issues.
    • Koomah did an interview on Queer Voices for Intersex Awareness Day.
  • Finished writing a feature length intersex themed screenplay.
    • Screenplay submitted for copyright.

Image has a yellow and purple border. Inside is text that says, “Help us continue our work. The Houston Intersex Society is an all volunteer BIPOC-led Houston based grassroots nonprofit intersex organization. It is the only intersex organization in Texas.” At the bottom left corner is a yellow and purple cartoon snail. The snail has a speech bubble to the left that says, “IntersexHouston.com” At the top right is a black and white QR code that says “donate”‘ underneath it.


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.

DONATE: https://tfahouston.com/the-houston-intersex-society/
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