Intersex London ON is a Grassroots Organization and is a volunteer-run.
Through support, education, and advocacy, we work to create a more accepting society for intersex individuals and their families.
We offer many ways of support, by email, over tea or coffee, and monthly support groups.
We can provide educational talks on Intersex
What is intersex?
Intersex people are born with sex characteristics (including anatomy, gonads, and chromosome patterns) that do not fit typical binary notions of male or female bodies.
intersex is an umbrella term used to describe a wide range of natural bodily variations. In some cases, intersex traits are visible at birth, while others are not apparent until puberty. Some chromosomal intersex variations may not be physically apparent at all.
You didn't do anything wrong that made your child Intersex. There are lots of other parents who have had the same news you got and felt the way you felt when you learned that your child is Intersex. You don't need to become an expert overnight. There is so much to learn. Give yourself time. There are lots of resources available and there are people who can help.
Be open! There is always something that you can learn. If you have a question, ask it (as long as you wouldn't feel weird being asked the same thing yourself!). Be respectful of people's pronouns (you don't get to chose what pronouns someone else uses. You will never know everything about Intersex, so it's ok, to not have all the answers, but still try to help teach others what you can to be supportive.
You are not alone! There is nothing wrong with you! There are lots of people who are intersex too. Intersex does not define what you can do with your life and you are able to be whoever you want to be. (And YES, this does mean you have super powers! Go find them and brighten the world!!!)