The Big Announcement!

If you didn’t catch the announcement on our website, here is our newest ‘world’s first’ endeavor: The World’s First Intersex Community Center!

Image is of a white and blue 2-story townhouse style building. On the lower left is a door with a black gate and mailbox. In front of the door are 3 steps and a concrete walkway. To the right of the door is a large window with blue shutters on the ground floor. There are 2 big bushes, one on either side of the window. Above the window is a blue balcony with a sliding glass door and black decorative railing.

We’ve acquired a townhouse style building that will be updated and utilized as a community center for educational endeavors, arts events, social & support meetings, and temporary lodging for out-of-town guests.

The building needs some cosmetic work inside, painting, and replacing of old carpet; as well as plans for a ramp for accessibility access on the outside.

We’re excited to get to work on this new endeavor and hope that it will be an inspiration to other intersex folks to create similar Intersex empowering community spaces, especially ones in non-medical settings.

Here’s some pics of our progress so far.

Image of a brown 1″ x 1″ mosaic wood tile parquet floor. On the left is multicolored carpet padding. On the right is red carpet padding.

While pulling up the old carpet, we discovered a mosaic 1″x1″ wood tile floor. Instead of replacing the carpet, we’re keeping the vintage floor.

Image of a Latina with dark brown hair in a braid. She is wearing a grey t-shirt and black pants with black shoes. She is wearing work gloves and a blue dust mask. She is holding carpet in one hand and using a tool to cut it in the other. Text at the bottom of the image says, “Working on the new community center! Jen demonstrated how to use the carpet cutter.” Below the text is a yellow heart with a purple ring int the center.

Thanks to all our volunteers that helped rip up carpet, pull up staples, and fill trash bags.


Next, we will paint the interior!


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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