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Coming Out

O.I.T.N.B. star Ruby Rose on being genderfluid in People

Australian model and actor Ruby Rose came out as genderfluid in the summer of 2014, and discusses it now in People magazine, in conjunction with announcements that they will be starring in Season 3 of the popular television series Orange is the New Black. Kudos to Rose for proudly promoting visibility for non-binary people!

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VICE Interviews Emily Quinn on coming out as intersex

In, “I’m Intersex and My Body Works Just Fine, Thank You”, VICE’s Hannah Hanra interviews Emily Quinn of InterAct (a U.S. intersex youth organization) on her decision to come out as intersex, and what it was like consulting MTV on TV’s first intersex character, on their series Faking It. http://www.vice.com/read/im-intersex-and-my-body-works-wonderfully

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Intersex Pride in Cosmo!

FANTASTIC, inspirational interview in Cosmo by OII-USA’s honorary Dalea Rundblad, talented intersex musician and founder of Girl Comet, a self-esteem advocacy campaign. Thank you Dalea for representing intersex people so beautifully! Please share widely. :) http://www.cosmopolitan.com/sex-love/q-and-a/a30357/what-its-really-like-to-be-intersex/

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OII Australia VP Tony Briffa tells story of self discovery

“Proud intersex person Tony Briffa tells story of self discovery“, features an interview with OII-Australia Vice President Tony Briffa. Briffa, who made headlines when they became the world’s firt openly intersex publicly elected official, says, “I feel very comfortable having accepted my true self and that I’m not male or female, but both. …I’m now…

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UN Free & Equal Campaign Human Rights Day video features Viloria

We’re happy to see OII-USA Director Hida Viloria quoted in this article announcing the UN Free & Equal campaign’s video of the groundbreaking panel Sports Comes Out Against Homophobia. “It’s very easy to discriminate against intersex women [athletes] because we’re closeted,” said U.S. intersex activist Hida Viloria. “That’s why even though intesex is 1.7{f489cf86ef3549788833b103eab17d2ae409a7409d59fb02bb862162d1b706dc} of…

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Viloria Speaks on Intersex Human Rights at the UN!

On Human Rights Day (December 10th), OII Chairperson and OII-USA founding director Hida Viloria spoke at the United Nations, making her the first openly intersex person that we know of to do so. Viloria’s pioneering work as an “out” intersex activist was honored with the invitation to speak on the panel event Sport Comes Out…

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