Outsources: Pidgeon, An Intersex Activist Helps us Understand

Pidgeon (Chicago, IL) is an intersex activist, educator, and filmmaker. They are a leader in the intersex movement’s fight for bodily autonomy and justice.


Their goal is to deconstruct the dangerous myths that lead to violations of intersex people’s human rights, including common, irreversible medical procedures performed without consent to make bodies conform to binary sex stereotypes.

Pidgeon has a decade’s worth of experience giving talks and facilitating intersex workshops around the globe.

They explain to us the differences between transgender and intersex; the politics and consequences of decisions being made at birth about a child’s sex. Current political rhetoric seems not to know anything about intersex people and the implications for their lives.