The Houston Intersex Society at the White House

Image is an invitation laying on top of an envelope. The envelope and invitation are laying on fabric. The left half of the fabric is gold with spirals, the right half of the fabric is white. The top left corner of the envelope has return address text that says, “The White House, Washington, DC 20502”. The invitation is a white rectangle with a gold border. On the left and right sides are colors representing pride flags, from the top down the colors are black, brown, light blue, light pink, white, red, orange, yellow, green, blue, and purple. At the top center of the invitation is the presidential seal in gold. The seal is an eagle with a shield on its chest, an olive branch in its left talon, and arrows in its right talon. The eagle is surrounded by a circle of stars. Below the seal is text that says, “The President and Dr. Biden request the pleasure of your company at a pride month celebration.” The words Pride month are in rainbow colors and the word celebration is written in cursive script. Below the word “Celebration” is an image of the white house in blue. The columns of the white house are each a different color of the rainbow. The lawn in front of the white house image is rainbow stripes. Below the image of the white house is text that says, “to be held at The White house on Wednesday, June 15, 2022 at four o’clock”.

We were honored to have been invited to the White House Pride Celebration. It was a great opportunity to network with other LGBTQI+ community leaders from across the country and continue to educate legislators about the most pressing intersex issues.


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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