IMPORTANT ANNOUNCEMENT ON THE NAME OF THE DAY

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The May 17 Day is going by many different names and acronyms, and that’s OK.

The Committee who create the Day back in 2004 and is managing its global visibility currently uses both

IDAHOTB and IDAHOBIT

We have seen lately that several groups translate the “I” with “intersexism”. We have consulted with Intersex organisations who consider this term to be vague and misleading.

We therefore ask everyone to please refrain from using the term “intersexism” and prefer the term “intersexphobia”. Please also note that the name of the Day currently does not explicitly include Intersexphobia as there is no global consensus among the Intersex communities that this should be included in the remit of May 17.

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