The Gay Straight Alliance Network, in collaboration with our Inter/Act Youth Program, published a resource guide on How to Make Your GSA Intersex Friendly.
The informative document encourages GSAs to participate in Intersex Awareness Day to be in solidarity with their intersex peers to help create safe, supportive, and inclusive environments. The two page guide lists five direct actions GSAs can take to become more Intersex friendly and provides supporting information and links to online resources to help them do so. The work of the InterACT Youth Program continues to help spread awareness for the Intersex movement. The most recent installment in the series of resource brochures published by the InterACT Youth Program, What We Wish Our Friends Knew, is referenced in the GSA Network Intersex resource.
Media continues to play a vital role in spreading Intersex awareness. The GSA Network resource includes a viewing guide to facilitate dialogue after GSA members watch the Buzzfeed video “What it’s like to be Intersex” featuring staff and board members of Advocates for Informed Choice, the parent organization of the InterACT Youth Program. The guide also provides a list of links to other videos, including a MTV video, documentaries and a video by The Interface Project, a series sharing the stories of Intersex people.
Emily Quinn, our Inter/Act Youth Program Coordinator, collaborated with the GSA Network to produce the resource guide. “I’m excited to be partnering with the GSA Network for IAD. They have been wonderful to work with and I’m so glad we have their support for IAD. hopefully it will help many high school intersex kids feel welcomed and accepted.”