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What the Heck is Intersex?

March 24 @ 4:00 pm - 6:00 pm MDT

In March, Alta and Ringo Hope will join Jefferson Humanists for their presentation, What the Heck is Intersex? A Mother and Son’s Journey from Genetics 101 to Understanding.

Ringo was born intersex. Alta adopted him as a toddler.

Biological sex is actually much more complicated than the simplified “boy/girl” taught to toddlers through XX or XY chromosomes in BIO 101 — and culturally, variations are not talked about. Intersex, an umbrella term for gender variations, are people who have differences in their chromosomes, genitals, or internal organs like testes or ovaries. People with intersex traits have always existed, but there is more information now about the diversity of human bodies. People with intersex bodies, like anyone who may be seen as different, sometimes face discrimination, including in health care settings in infancy.

Alta will share her experience adopting and raising two intersex children. Ringo will share his experience growing up intersex and becoming an adult.

Alta and Ringo Hope are mother and son, longtime Jeffco residents, and are looking forward to sharing their story.
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SCHEDULE

We will serve snacks and refeshments from 4:00 to 4:30, then start the program. A small donation of $3 is suggested for the wine. The program will include announcements and a Humanist Moment before the presentation begins.

We hope to see you at 4:00 pm, on Sunday, March 24th, at Jefferson Unitarian Church! It is an in-person-only event.

This presentation is sponsored by Jefferson Humanists, a chapter of the American Humanist Association.
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“The system didn’t want to say that I’m intersex. That I’m not female or male. The doctors wanted to choose a gender for me and then make my body agree with their ideas about who I should be.” ― Pidgeon Pagonis, Nobody Needs to Know: A Memoir

Details

Date:
March 24
Time:
4:00 pm - 6:00 pm MDT
Event Category:
Website:
https://www.meetup.com/jeffcohumanists/events/299425702/

Organizer

Jefferson Humanist
Phone
3030 378 3428
Email
twrbasin@gmail.com
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