The 2018 Anne Tamar-Mattis Award for outstanding intersex allyship is California State Senator Scott Wiener (D-San Francisco). Senator Wiener co-authored California’s SCR-110, the first legislation in the U.S. to acknowledge the harms of non-consensual medical interventions on intersex children. The Senator is a long-term champion for LGBTQ+ rights, and became a champion for the intersex community as well, with the Senator and his staff putting in long hours to educate those in Sacramento and pass SCR-110. Thank you, Senator Wiener, for fighting for us in the California Senate and beyond.
In Senator Wiener’s honor, interACT has planted a tree in his favorite neighborhood park, Noe Valley Town Square park in the Castro, San Francisco, where he has been a resident for over twenty years.