IntersexStories and Resources for the LGBTQIA+ Latter-day Saint Community

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Intersex Stories and Resources

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The Human Rights Campaign describes intersex people as those born with a variety of differences in their sex traits and reproductive anatomy. There is a wide variety of difference among intersex variations, including differences in genitalia, chromosomes, gonads, internal sex organs, hormone production, hormone response, and/or secondary sex traits.

According to GLAAD, intersex is an umbrella term describing people born with reproductive or sexual anatomy and/or a chromosome pattern that can’t be classified as typically male or female. While some people can have an intersex condition and also identify as transgender, the two are separate and should not be conflated.

According to Interact, About 1.7% of people are born intersex. (Compare that to a ~0.3% chance of having identical twins!) 1 in 2,000 babies (0.05% of humans) are born with genital differences that a doctor might suggest changing with unnecessary surgery.

As Affirmation creates worldwide communities of safety, love, and hope and promotes understanding, acceptance, and self-determination of individuals of diverse sexual orientations, gender identities and expressions, we are fully inclusive of intersex individuals.

Resources

Affirmation Community Conversations Group Facebook group for the entire LGBTQIA+ Latter-day Saint community in Affirmation to land, heal, share, and be authentic! Share your story, encourage others, and share events and news helpful to the community.
Affirmation Journeys A group orientated toward LGBTQIA, their families, and allies who are transitioning out of Mormon orthodoxy, as well as former Mormons. We welcome everybody, but the discussions are from the perspective of those who are either Mormons undergoing a faith transition, unorthodox Mormons, non-believing Mormons, or former Mormons.
Affirmation Millennials A Facebook group for LGBTQIA+ millennials, born between 1980 and 2000. A safe space that affirms each individual's sexuality, faith, or lack of faith. This is a space for compassionate support and fellowship of all LGBTQIA+ and allied people with a Latter-day Saint background.
Affirmation Pioneers and Alumni A Facebook group orientated toward LGBTQ, their families, and allies who are Mormon as well as former Mormons. We welcome everybody, but the discussions will be from the perspective of those who are Mormon/Former Mormon, LGBTQ, and over 50 years of age.
Grupo Internacional en Español Un grupo de Facebook para los miembros de habla hispana de la comunidad de la Afirmación a nivel internacional.
Mundo Grupo Português Um grupo no Facebook para membros de língua portuguesa da comunidade internacional de Afirmação.
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Affirmation Community Conversations Group Facebook group for the entire LGBTQIA+ Latter-day Saint community in Affirmation to land, heal, share, and be authentic! Share your story, encourage others, and share events and news helpful to the community.
Affirmation Journeys A group orientated toward LGBTQIA, their families, and allies who are transitioning out of Mormon orthodoxy, as well as former Mormons. We welcome everybody, but the discussions are from the perspective of those who are either Mormons undergoing a faith transition, unorthodox Mormons, non-believing Mormons, or former Mormons.
For the Strength of LGBTQ & SSA Youth A Facebook group to support, comfort, and connect LGBTQ+ youth (and their youth allies) going through similar life experiences, as each increases in self-acceptance and acceptance for others.
Affirmation Millennials A Facebook group for LGBTQIA+ millennials, born between 1980 and 2000. A safe space that affirms each individual's sexuality, faith, or lack of faith. This is a space for compassionate support and fellowship of all LGBTQIA+ and allied people with a Latter-day Saint background.
Affirmation Pioneers and Alumni A Facebook group orientated toward LGBTQ, their families, and allies who are Mormon as well as former Mormons. We welcome everybody, but the discussions will be from the perspective of those who are Mormon/Former Mormon, LGBTQ, and over 50 years of age.
Transactive LDS Support Group A Facebook group for LDS or former LDS Transgender/Intersex/Gender Dysphoric individuals & their family members to find a supportive and safe community that also confirms/supports their faith.
Grupo Internacional en Español Un grupo de Facebook para los miembros de habla hispana de la comunidad de la Afirmación a nivel internacional.
Mundo Grupo Português Um grupo no Facebook para membros de língua portuguesa da comunidade internacional de Afirmação.
Encircle Bringing the family and community together to enable our LGBTQ+ youth to thrive. Locations in Provo, Salt Lake City, and St. George, Utah.
Listen, Learn & Love Former Young Single Adults Bishop Richard Ostler seeks to better understand his LGBTQ+ brothers and sisters, believing that sharing stories of LGBTQ+ current and former Latter-day Saints helps to foster love and understanding.
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