ABRAI was formed in 2015 from a group of intersex people with the mission of bringing visibility, informing, educating, and supporting intersex people and families. They do advocacy work towards the Municipal Health Secretariat of São Paulo and the National Council of Justice; awareness–raising work with internet lives, webinar and intersex conferences; and community–building and support by funding social actions.
On June 15, 2020, ABRAI- Brazilian Intersex Association was regularized through CNPJ 37.408.495 / 0001-00. ABRAI arises from the initiative of several Intersex activists and allies to the cause. Shay, Amiel, Alex, Haru, Ernesto, Dionne and Jéssica talk about the need for formal representation, initially called UBI – União Brasileira Intersexo. Thais, as the mother of an Intersex baby, sought an association when Jacob was born and did not find it, she also feels the need for an association. Thus, different activists and an intersex mother in the same cause create ABRAI – Associação Brasileira Intersexo.