On 26 October 2017, the US State Department issued a press release, proclaiming “solidarity with intersex persons and their advocates around the world” and “recogniz[ing] that intersex persons face violence […]. At a young age, intersex persons routinely face forced medical surgeries without free or informed consent. These interventions jeopardize their physical integrity and ability to live freely”, as well as calling for “[i]ncreased recognition, understanding and awareness of intersex persons and their human rights […].”
Predictably, the State Department however did NOT call for legislation to criminalise or adequately sanction Intersex Genital Mutilation and to ensure access to redress and justice for survivors, but merely “reaffirm[ed] our strong commitment to promoting a world where all persons can freely and equally express themselves with dignity […].”
My 2 cents: Let’s face it, the Obama administration threw intersex children under the bus (in favour of LGBT and transgender rights). So far, regarding intersex children, the Trump administration fares no different.
How much longer?! DEEDS, NOT WORDS!!!
– Celebrating Intersex Awareness Day 2017
– Intersex Awareness Day: ‘Boston ’96 was a PROTEST!’