It’s up! We are so happy to announce the launch of our new podcast Intersex Gets Legit, featuring interviews by intersex activists, artists, thought-makers and allies making the world a better place, with our founding director Hida Viloria.
Episode 1 is a conversation with intersex activist and third gender recognition pioneer Sara Kelly Keenan (39 minutes).
“At a time when things look dark federally, wonderful flowers are blooming in the progressive states, and the germination will spread, as with marriage equality, the germination will spread nationally, it’s just a matter of time. I’m thoroughly optimistic about that.” – Sara Kelly Keenan, Intersex Gets Legit, Episode 1
The interview was recorded on Intersex Awareness Day, Oct 26, 2017, and we couldn’t have hoped for a better guest for our podcast launch! Keenan is California’s first non-binary citizen, and the fist American to receive an intersex birth certificate. She worked in solidarity with non-binary, trans and gender nonconforming community members in pushing forward and attaining third gender legislation in California which supports the entire LGBTQIA community.
Our host spoke with Keenan about what being intersex means to her, and how third gender recognition supports intersex human rights and an end to IGM, as well as equality for all non-binary people. Keenan’s words and work are a testament to the power of working in solidarity, and we thank her for this beautiful, inspiring interview–enjoy!