Nevertheless, most intersex people identify as heterosexual males or females, while others may possess identities that exist within the spectrum of the binary genders, or they may identify as asexual, homosexual, lesbian, bisexual or transsexual.The existence of intersex people has been concealed for many decades, because they threaten the man-made laws of nature, which dictate there are two sexes: male and female. Eventually, the medical profession could no longer pretend that biological sex was confined to the polar binaries of male and female, but rather some infants presented characteristics of both sexes.
Intersex is primarily not matter of identity nor gender. (2016) ‘Clinging to fat acceptance: experiences of fatness and early motherhood’, International Fat Studies Conference: Identity, Agency and Embodiment, Massey University, New Zealand. SYDNEY, 10 June 2016 – A new report from the Australian Child Rights Taskforce, led by UNICEF Australia and the National Children’s and Youth Law Centre, highlights that despite two decades of consecutive economic growth, one in six children in Australia still lives below the poverty line and more than 70,000 received assistance from specialist homelessness services, with no view of a long term solution.The report marks 25 years since Australia ratified the UN Convention on the Rights of the Child, agreeing to a set of standards and obligations for all children.The report considers the progress – and lack thereof - for children across a number of key social policy areas including family life, education and care, justice and health, and what this has meant for children.