However you identify, everyone deserves equality and to feel supported.  Whilst this is not a MRKH Connect event we acknowledge those in our community who identify as, or feel a close connection to intersex networks, and any work or event that speaks to improving support for everyone is positive for us to share to ensure no one feels alone.  Please find below the details of the upcoming Centring Conference from our friends and researchers at the University of Huddersfield.

Whilst a considerable amount of research has taken place about intersex issues, much of this is located in the global north. The conference will take an international
approach, foregrounding voices from the global south as well as the north. The proposed conference will facilitate the ongoing development of an international network of scholars, students, and stakeholders with an interest in supporting intersex people’s equality, wellbeing, and social and economic success. It will generate original knowledge across a range of fields and academic disciplines. The conference will also generate improved policy advice for key stakeholders especially those in policy and practice positions across sectors such as healthcare, education, and social work.

For more details please follow the link
Dates of conference: 20-23 February 2023

Format: Virtual to ensure global accessibility

Early stage programme information:
We are thrilled to announce that Emma Smith (Council of Europe) will introduce the conference.
We have three internationally renowned keynote speakers: Mauro Cabral (Global Philanthropy Project),Hiker Chiu (OII Chinese; Intersex Asia), and Morgan Holmes (Wilfrid Laurier University).

There will be several panels including:

  • Intersex in Aotearoa New Zealand and Australia: activist initiatives and vision
  • Anglophone American, European and African activists
  • Medical Allies
  • Scottish Equality Network
  • Intersex: New Interdisciplinary Approaches (INIA)

Fae Garland and Mitch Travis are proud to launch their new book.

We will have a series of paper panels speaking to themes such as:

  • Alliance building and related political and policy analysis
  • Human rights and activism
  • Postcoloniality and global dynamics
  • Identities: Complexities, intersectionalities, communities, and divergences
  • Cultures, arts, and representations
  • Service provision, including healthcare, education, social work, and community safety
  • Policy making (including equality, diversity and inclusion, and sectors such as education, healthcare, and employment)
  • Law
  • Theory

The conference platform:
The conference platform will enable people to drop into panels and sessions that they are
most interested in. Presentations will be pre-recorded so that if you want to see a
presentation but the session is at an unsociable hour for you, you will still be able to access

Unfunded activist, ally or student: £10.00
University student (funded) or unfunded academic: £40.00
Funded academic or other professional: £100.00

Bursaries available for Intersex activists. Please complete form at:

Registration link:
Centring Intersex Issues | University of Huddersfield Online Store
Deadlines for registration:
Presenters: January 20th
Non-presenters: February 15th

We hope that you can join us.
Thanks and kind regards,
The Centring Intersex
Conference Team