Happy Intersex Solidarity Day to allies everywhere!
Today is observed as the Intersex Day of Remembrance in honor of the birthday of Herculine Barbin, a nineteenth centrury French intersex lesbian who tragicaly committed suicde after being found by doctors to be intersex, tried in court for gender fraud, and forced to reassign their sex to male. We honor Barbin and all the intersex people throughout history who lost their lives due to deep discrimination and intersex opression.
The observance has also come to be known as Intersex Solidarity Day, and today we send our deepest thanks to everyone who has stood in solidarity with the intersex community over the years and the many who continue to. We couldn’t do this without you, and together we are truly stonger!