Obama State Department stands in solidarity with intersex persons everywhere

Obama State Department stands in solidarity with intersex persons everywhere
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[Ed. – We suspect Intersex Awareness Day passed without notice for most of you.  Don’t let it happen again.]

“On the occasion of Intersex Awareness Day, the United States stands in solidarity with intersex persons around the world,” the U.S. State Department announced in a press statement on Wednesday.

“We recognize that intersex persons face violence, discrimination, stigma, harassment, and persecution on account of their sex characteristics, which do not fit binary notions of typical male or female bodies.”

According to the American Psychological Association, intersex conditions include the atypical development of physical sex characteristics, such as genitals that cannot be easily classified as male or female; incomplete development of the internal reproductive organs; or abnormalities of sex chromosomes. …

The U.S. … participates in the Global Equality Fund, launched in 2011, which aims to “mobilize and organize” the intersex community.

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