ACON is proud to affirm the Darlington Statement and encourages other organisations supporting the intersex-led movement to also recognise, and affirm the Darlington Statement.
We’re here to be a good intersex ally by raising the visibility of intersex community priorities, as articulated in the Darlington Statement, and deferring to intersex-led organisations such as Intersex Peer Support Australia (IPSA) and Intersex Human Rights Australia (IHRA).
We encourage intersex people, their families, allies and clinicians to contact IPSA for direct peer support and IHRA for training, education and policy advice. These organisations are intersex-led and ACON will always defer to them rather than seek to speak on behalf of. This is in line with ACON’s current strategic plan. ACON works for people living with HIV and people who are sexuality and gender diverse, including those who are lesbian, gay, bisexual, trans and/or queer. All intersex people living with HIV, or who are sexuality and/or gender diverse are welcome and included in ACON’s programs and services.
We acknowledge the distinctiveness and the diversity within the intersex community, and support the human rights of intersex people. We respect the intersex human rights movement and seek to support this movement without tokenism, or instrumentalising, or co-opting the issues intersex people experience as a means for other ends.
Please watch this wonderful introduction to intersex created by Rochelle Oh.