"…Intersex is clearly an issue whose time has come to shine some light on – it’s way past time.”
Lewis explains he didn’t know anything about the condition until Atwood talked to him about it. The concert, he says, will hopefully help to bring the issues around intersex into the mainstream and help bring an end to the tragedy and trauma of children who are forced into surgeries and operated on before they know what is going on or why.
Says Lewis: “I had no idea what an intersex kid was and I didn’t know until Eden (Atwood) talked to me about it. I think there are a lot of people who don’t know, and what Eden and the Interface Project are doing – it’s a wonderful thing. You need to weigh the kids’ opinion in all of this and find out what they want with their life.
“Don’t operate on kids until they know what is going on and can tell you what they want – that (message) needs to get out.”