Affirmation LIVE: Intersex Awareness Discussion

October 26, 2020

October 26th is Intersex Awareness Day. The “I” in LGBTQIA+, intersex individuals face barriers to adequate healthcare, body autonomy, and social recognition.

This discussion is intended to bring a greater understanding of what it means to be intersex. We’ll discuss the challenges of being at the intersection of being intersex and a member of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, and how the LGBTQIA+ community can ensure that it is inclusive of intersex individuals in its advocacy for all sexual and gender minorities.

About Courtney Skaggs

Courtney Skaggs is an intersex educator and activist who works with religious, educational, and corporate organizations as well as individuals to understand and be inclusive of the intersex community.

Courtney knows that more gender and sex inclusive organizations, cultures, and communities lead to informed participants that challenge binary systems of oppression.

Courtney has worked with The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints since 2018 to educate leaders and has had communication make its way to the desks of Quentin L. Cook and Dallin H. Oaks.

Courtney currently works in tech as an account manager for Housecall Pro and in the nonprofit sector as a Volunteer and Engagement Coordinator for InterConnect. She has speaking engagements planned at Utah Pride Center’s Generevolution 2020 Conference, USC’s Suzanne Dworak-Peck School of Social Work, and the University of San Diego’s Counseling & Marital and Family Therapy program. She plans to study the intersex community through a master’s of public health and will be looking to complete a specialization in community assessment, program design, implementation, and evaluation.

Courtney holds a BS in Social Science Education from Brigham Young University- Hawaii.

Links Referenced in Discussion

Intersex Awareness Day Event: Bringing Visibility to the Invisible
October 26, 7:00 PM MDT, Facebook Live

My Intersex Story | Courtney Skaggs

Latter-day Saint Policy on “Individuals Whose Sex at Birth Is Not Clear”

InterConnect

InterACT

Intersex Justice Project

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