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IC4E Celebrates Black History Month! Today: Dr. Dani Lee Harris

It’s black history month, and we’ve been thinking about the significant contributions that black community members have made to intersex activism and human rights. IC4E is grounded in perspectives of color, founded originally as OII-USA by Hida Viloria, a child of South American immigrant parents and long-time activist, twice arrested fighting for equality for people…

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Intersex model Hanne Gaby Odiele speaks out in VICE

We’re very happy and grateful to see model Hanne Gaby Odiele, whom, as we covered last year, came out as intersex in January 2017, continuing to speak out bravely about being intersex and the need to end IGM (the medically unnecessary surgeries that intersex babies and children are often subjected to). Check outher latest interview…

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Viloria on The Privilege of Pleasure

Happy Valentine’s Day everyone! ILGA, the International Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual,Transgender and Intersex Association, is amazing, and ILGA-Europe–a driving force for political, legal and social change for LGBTI people in Europe and Central Asia–have been incredible, pioneering allies for intersex people around the world as funders of the International Intersex Forums. We are grateful for their…

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Zzyym’s Non-Binary Passport Lawsuit in The Daily Beast

“If a pending Lambda Legal lawsuit against the U.S. State Department gets resolved in favor of an intersex person named Dana Zzym, then we could start seeing non-binary gender markers on U.S. passports in the future as well. For transgender people who do identify as male or female, passport gender marker changes have been a…

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Human Rights Watch E.D. Speaks Out Against Nonconsensual Intersex Surgeries!

The medical establishment has been aware of the intersex community’s desire for an end to nonconsensual medically unnecessary surgeries on intersex youth — aka Intersex Genital Mutilation (IGM) — for over two decades, but as history has shown, social change rarely comes without support from allies. Big thanks to Human Rights Watch​ E.D. Graeme Reid…

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Intersex voices continue to rise with new quarterly with Indolent Books!

2017 was an incredible year for intersex literature. Born Both: An Intersex Life (Hachette Books), our E.D.’s groundbreaking memoir, was released to feature length, rave reviews in The New Times Book Review, The Washington Post, NPR, and more, and best new book selections by People, Bustle, and School Library Journal. This year, we are thrilled…

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African-American artist Sean Saifa Wall

Sean Saifa Wall​ has been a proudly, openly intersex man for a long time, appearing in the intersex documentary One in 2000 with our E.D. back in 2007. Since, he has continued to work for intersex visibility and equality, as a participant at the International Intersex Forum’s, one of the advisors to Astraea Justice​’s Intersex…

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Seattle musician Xolie Morra, Xolie Morra & The Strange Kind

Seattle band Xolie Morra & The Strange Kind is fronted by lead vocalist Xolie Morra, an artist who is on the Autism Spectrum and an out and loud member of the LGBTQ/Intersex community, in order to raise awareness about diversity, equality and acceptance of all people. Follow the band on twitter: @thestrangekind. From the band’s…

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Intersex: A Perilous Difference, By Professor Morgan Holmes

A lot of books have been written “about” intersex people, but Intersex: A Perilous Difference (January 2008), is the first book on intersex people and the human rights abuse of Intersex Genital Mutilation (IGM)–a.k.a. nonconsensual medically unnecessary surgeries on intersex infants and children–published by an intersex person. Author Morgan Holmes is a Canadian professor of sociology…

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