This is how going yellow and purple with the intersex community looks like
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Intersex Awareness Day is celebrated on 26 October every year to highlight the human rights situations facing intersex persons worldwide, and to celebrate their visibility.

This year, we asked our communities worldwide to take photos and video of themselves wearing yellow and purple - the colours of the intersex flag. The result was an outpour of global solidarity for the intersex community worldwide. Take a look!

Watch the video below, or follow this link to read its transcription.

Video edited by My Genderation. Music by Andrea Digiovanni.


Video transcription

(voice off): 

Some say that yellow and purple are hard to wear. But are they, really?

[lively upbeat music]
[the music stops with a scratchy noise]

(voice off): Wait: why are we doing this?

Tony Briffa, Chair of the Intersex Committee, ILGA World:

Yellow and purple are the colours of the intersex flag.

But what is intersex, you ask?

Intersex people are born with  variations of sex characteristics that are more diverse than stereotypical definitions of male and female bodies.

Because our bodies are seen as different,  intersex people are often stigmatised, and subjected to unnecessary, irreversible medical  interventions - often happening at a very young age and without our full consent. All of these abuses need to stop.

Ælien Rubashkyn, Consultant - GIESC Programme, ILGA World

Intersex Awareness Day is celebrated every 26th of October to highlight the human rights situations facing intersex people worldwide.

But this year we wanted to do more: we wanted to celebrate the intersex community, their bodies, their visibility, their lives.

And so, ILGA World asked everyone - intersex people and allies - to go yellow and purple. Take a look.

[lively upbeat music]

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