Stories of Intersex & Faith

Saturday, September 14, 2019
12:00 pm
The Screening Room, Newburyport
Q&A after the film
81 mins
Paul Van Ness


Five intersex people come out of the shadows to shine light on a medical scandal harming children for decades.

Why are thousands of needless surgeries performed in the United States each year even though the United Nations calls them “torture”? Our anxieties about sex and gender, often rooted in religion, have lead us to hide, shame, and harm healthy intersex children.

Yet these remarkable stories reveal how some intersex people find healing and hope in their religious faith. They insist, “It’s society that needs to be healed, not us.”

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The Firehouse Center for the Arts

The Firehouse Center for the Arts is adjacent to Newburyport's scenic waterfront park. The Firehouse Center is a hallmark for local culture and arts. Programming is broad-based, and includes dance, music, theater, and art.

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Newburyport Screening Room

The Screening Room is Newburyport’s gem of a cinema. This 99-seat theater has been running reels nightly since 1982. The Screening Room is one of the only places on the North Shore that shows independent and foreign films.

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Newburyport Public Library

The Newburyport Public Library occupies a historic federal mansion in downtown Newburyport. The Tracy Mansion has an impressive history of early guests including George Washington, Thomas Jefferson, and John Adams.

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