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Intersex Awareness Day

Intersex Awareness Day is a special day where we talk about people who are born with bodies that don’t fit into the typical male or female category. Just like how some girls have blonde hair and some have brown hair, some people are born with bodies that are a little different than what we usually see as a boy or a girl.

Some people are born with what’s called “ambiguous genitalia,” which means their private parts look different than what we typically see on a boy or girl. This doesn’t mean anything is wrong with them, they’re just born a little differently.

Intersex Awareness Day is important because it helps people understand that there are more than just two genders in the world, and that it’s okay to be different. It encourages us to be kind and accepting to people who may look or act a little differently than what we’re used to seeing.