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!
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.
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.
Thanks to all our volunteers that helped rip up carpet, pull up staples, and fill trash bags.
AWESOME VOLUNTEER TEAM:
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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