Location: The Lingonberry
Intersex people have any of several sex characteristics including chromosome patterns, gonads, or genitals that don’t conform to binary notions of male or female bodies. On October 26, 1996, intersex activists attended the Annual Academy of Pediatrics’ annual conference in Boston, hoping to deliver an address against the prevailing medical opinion that intersexed genitals should be “fixed” surgically. They were removed by security guards. Intersex Awareness Day commemorates the anniversary of this occasion and serves to highlight the issues intersex people continue to face. In anticipation of this important day, Decorah UU’s 10/22/23 service will explore “Beyond Boxes: Intersex Awareness.”
Share-the-Plate – Our plate recipient for September/October is the Indian Land Tenure Foundation. To donate to the plate recipient, you can Give Online. Or, if sending a check, please note “Share the Plate” in the memo line. Donations may be mailed to Decorah UU, PO Box 382, Decorah, IA 52101.