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Essays

Our E.D.’s latest–The Forgotten Vowel: How Intersex Liberation Benefits the Entire LGBTQIA Community

“The Forgotten Vowel: How Intersex Liberation  Benefits the Entire LGBTQIA Community,” was published on Intersex Solidarity Day/Intersex Remembrance Day in INTO magazine, the only LGBTQIA website to be shortlisted for a Shorty Award in news and media. Our E.D. Hida Viloria shares her experience discovering the memoirs of Herculine Barbin–whose birthday, November 8, 1838, is…

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Activist Pidgeon Pagonis’s Open Letter to Dr. David Sandberg

What an excellent letter by activist Pidgeon Pagonis, and a great move to resist the invitation from longtime IGM advocate Dr. David Sandberg to engage in a private dialogue with him. Intersex activists have engaged in these dialogues for decades and doctors have not listened. Now Sandberg and others like him who continue to advocate…

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Intersex Doctor Speaks Out Against IGM in THE NATION!

      A decade ago, our E.D. appeared on The Oprah Winfrey Show with the author of this excellent piece in The Nation, and we thank Dr. Katharine B Dalke for her continued efforts to end medically unnecessary nonconsensual surgeries on intersex minors, aka Intersex Genital Mutilation (IGM). Please share!

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My latest: Doctors Resort To Nonsensical Reasoning To Justify Surgeries On Intersex Children

My latest essay, “Doctors Resort To Nonsensical Reasoning To Justify Surgeries On Intersex Children,” published today in the Huffington Post, is a searing critique of the nonsensical, and innately discriminatory arguments which doctors are still resorting to in an effort to justify Intersex Genital Mutilation (IGM). The essay is a concerted effort to expose outdated,…

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Sex-Positive = Intersex-Positive in Huffington Post

    Our E.D.’s latest essay, “Remember: Sex-Positive = Intersex-Positive,” in Huffington Post Queer Voices, examines the intersectionality of feminism and intersex issues by exploring medical and social views towards clitoral reduction surgeries on intersex baby girls and future women. Enjoy and please share widely to educate about how intersex issues are feminist issues. http://www.huffingtonpost.com/entry/sex-positive-intersex-positive_us_58e6d8d7e4b0acd784ca56cd?ncid=engmodushpmg00000003

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E.D. Viloria in The Daily Beast on Intersex Discrimination by the TSA

  Our E.D. Hida Viloria discusses how some intersex people are discriminated against by the TSA simply because of the sex characteristics we were born with in he/r latest essay “Fear of Flying–or at Least the TSA–While Intersex.” We thank The Daily Beast for helping to bring attention to the discrimination intersex people face by…

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Elizabeth Reis’s excellent piece on pronouns in the NYT

In the essay “Pronoun Privilege,” published in Sunday’s New York Times, fantastic scholar and intersex ally Dr. Elizabeth Reis takes a look at the issues involved, from a professor’s perspective, with making people disclose their preferred pronouns to a group of strangers. Reis — who some of you may remember published the essay, “Divergence or disorder?: the politics…

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