LGBTQ+ Rights on Tuesday, November 14th in the William Vale Ballroom from 630p-830p.
Joined by 250 members of our NYC community, we'll be gathering to eat, drink, discuss and ideate tangible ways to take action.
The DEED team will be joined by the following inspiring changemakers:
Meredith Talusan, Senior Editor at www.them.us
Bunny Michael - Musician and Activist
Hanne Gaby - Intersex Activist and Model
IO Tillett Wright - Author, Photographer and Activist
Rye Young - Executive Director Third Wave Fund
Sam Brinton, Head of Advocacy and Government Affairs The Trevor Project
Get tickets via @go.deed link on their page
In January I made the decision to live openly as intersex, use my platform to give a voice to intersex people worldwide, and stand up for #intersexhumanrights.
I’m proud to be intersex. I think it's quite amazing and wouldn't want to be any different.
I will continue to speak out against the harmful surgeries that are still being imposed on intersex children today. (#StopIGM)
As a child I was subjected to unnecessary non-consensual and irreversible surgeries that will have lifelong negative consequences. These must end now!
How can you help?
Please send a letter to your local children’s hospital (endocrinologists and urologists) demanding they stop performing these unnecessary surgeries and make statements about the harms of such procedures. We need to hold them accountable.
I am heartbroken over the news of the death of Scout Schultz, an #intersex student activist who was shot by police on their campus at Georgia Tech on Saturday night. I'd like to share a statement from @interact_adv, the nonprofit I am working with that advocates human rights for intersex youth:
"InterACT is deeply saddened to hear of the death of Scout Schultz, fellow #intersex community member and activist. Scout's life was cut short as the result of a police shooting on the Georgia Tech campus, where they were on track to finish their engineering degree this December.
This is a time for those who knew Scout to grieve, and for all of us to remember that it is not only medical violence that intersex people face -- and it is not only intersex people who may face violence by authority figures. The Georgia Tech Pride Alliance, which Scout ran before their death, said Scout "always reminded us to think critically about the intersection of identities and how a multitude of factors play into one's experience on Tech's campus and beyond." It is critical that we carry this reminder with us as we move forward with our activism.
Our intersex community, as well as communities with disabilities and mental illnesses, and communities of color, deserve to live without fear of unjust harm, whether from medical practice, law enforcement, or otherwise." Thanks @pidgeo_n for the image. #ScoutShultz#LGBTQIA#NonBinary#intersex