Brújula Intersexual is a project by Laura Inter from Mexico, which started as a Facebook page in 2013. Out of its own experiences as an intersex person, Laura felt the need to share accessible information on intersex issues.
Intersex people are confronted with social discrimination, violence, and genital medical ‘fixes’, simply because they are born with bodies that do not conform to the established masculine/feminine body standards of society. Activism on intersex issues is not yet as common in Mexico as it is increasingly becoming in western countries.
With Brújula Intersexual, Laura already helped to start different initiatives in both Mexico and Colombia. With PlanetRomeo Foundation funding, Laura will further empower these different initiatives and help them to continue their efforts and organize their projects, by providing them with a laptop and other necessary tools. Our funding will also enable these four other activists to attend workshops and participate in networking opportunities, thus starting a sustainable development of intersex activism in Latin America.