Inter/Act is the first and only intersex youth leadership and movement-building group in the world.

Inter/Act allows young people born with intersex traits to overcome isolation and secrecy, collaborate, express themselves, and unite their individual stories to develop a voice for a new generation – and this voice is being heard!

Beginning in 2010, Inter/Act’s membership – ages 14-25 from across three continents – has made huge strides by:

  • Collaborating on the creation of Inter/Act’s Blog which receives more than 2,500 unique visitors per month.
  • Publishing AIC’s Summer 2012 Newsletter which was read by more than 1,000 people.
  • Creating the trailblazing Second Wave Video Interview Series in which they gathered the stories of intersex elders and movement leaders.
  • On March 15, 2013 AIC’s Youth Leadership Coordinator Pidgeon Pagonis became the first young intersex person to give expert testimony at the Inter-American Commission on Human Rights!

2014 – Another Year of Firsts!

  • Alice Alvarez became the first Inter/Act member to join AIC’s board. This set a new precedent for youth leadership in our organization.
  • In February, when Fox News blundered when discussing intersex issues Inter/Act recognized it as a teachable moment and wrote an open letter to the network. The host eventually apologized on-air after other media outlets offered overwhelming support for Inter/Act’s initiative. The momentum garnered from this public success propelled the group into the summer.
  • In July, Inter/Act hosted the first ever intersex youth retreat in California. Members built deeper relationships with one another while they received media advocacy training and planned Inter/Act’s next steps. The retreat concluded with the youth facilitated a best practices workshop for a room full of clinicians at AIS-DSD Support Group’s annual Continuing Medical Education (CME) Conference in San Francisco.
  • On August 8 Inter/Act member Emily B. teamed up with Pidgeon to co-facilitate a workshop on improving care for teens coming into the Gender & Sex Development Program at Lurie Children’s Hospital in Chicago.
  • Finally, this summer Inter/Act was consulted by the writers and producers of MTV’s hit teen dramedy “Faking It.” AIC recognized Faking It’s goal of “conveying positive messages for LGBT[QI] youth audience as an excellent opportunity to raise public awareness about intersex; linking the show with Inter/Act was the logical next step.” Inter/Act member Emily Quinn expressed “thanks to MTV for giving intersex youth a main character like Lauren who is dealing with issues they can relate to.” AIC is proud to work with Writer/Showrunner Carter Covington, and MTV, and anticipates this groundbreaking storyline will continue to increase public intersex visibility.
      Thanks to a generous grant from

Liberty Hill Foundation

       Inter/Act is growing and providing more young people born with intersex traits an opportunity to:

      • break the barriers of shame and isolation,
      • project intersex youth voices into the national and international discussion of treatment of intersex children, and to
      • inject meaningful intersex advocacy into the vocabulary of young queer activists.


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