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Coming Out

Our E.D.’s Intersex Memoir Hits Stores Tomorrow!

In a world that desperately needs to hear intersex stories, we are thrilled that tomorrow, March 14th, our E.D. Hida Viloria’s memoir, Born Both: An Intersex Life, will become the first book by an intersex author to be published by a Big Four publisher! This sends a strong message that people want intersex voices to…

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S. African Beauty Queen Comes Out as Intersex!

Earlier this week, we celebrated South African Sharon Rose Khumalo’s victory–as the newly crowned Miss Mamelodi Sundowns–and her decision to compete as an openly intersex person, on Facebook. We’re thrilled to see her spreading pride and awareness about being intersex, and that her coming out has been respectfully covered by the press this week. We’re…

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Our Founding E.D. Reflects on Intersex Pride on Oprah

“I wouldn’t be a ‘regular’ woman if you paid me: this is who I want to be.” — Hida Viloria Our founding E.D. Hida Viloria​ reflects on being he/r authentic intersex self on The Oprah Winfrey Show. Intersex Pride on Oprah #intersex #IntersexEquality #ComingOut #BornBoth #LGBTI #Latinx

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Model Hanne Gaby Odiele comes out as intersex!

As outlined in USA Today, model Hanne Gaby Odiele has come out as intersex– hurray! She did so, like all intersex advocates, to shine a light on the human rights abuse of nonconsensual cosmetic infant surgeries, aka Intersex Genital Mutilation (IGM), and to advocate for an end to the practice. As Odiele told USA Today:…

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Watch Intersex Activist Pidgeon Pagonis on Transparent!!!!

Fabulous News Everyone: Episode 1, Season 3 of award-winning television series #Transparent features #intersex activist Pidgeon Pagonis in a scene with Jeffrey Tambor! Pagonis shared that they regret that the discussion of non-consensual surgeries they had filmed didn’t make it in, however, Pidgeon — who is non-binary and uses “they/them/their” pronouns– was able to mention…

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OII-USA’s Viloria in Oxford U Press college textbook!

We are thrilled to report that OII-USA/ICE Executive Director Hida Viloria’s May 2014 essay, “What’s in a Name: Intersex and Identity,” will be published by Oxford University Press this December in the college textbook, QUEER: A Reader for Writers, by Jason Schneiderman. The essay elaborates on the importance of de-pathologization and using “intersex” rhetoric for attaining…

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