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Intersexionality

Happy Bisexual Awareness Week to all!

As #Bisexual Awareness Week 2016 kicks off today, we would like to acknowledge our support and solidarity with the bisexual community. We recognize and acknowledge that many of our partners, spouses and loved ones are bisexual, and that both the bisexual and intersex communities are stigmatized because we challenge binary, heteronormative expectations. Please forward this reading…

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Our Own Dr. Dani Harris’s Petition for Police Training Reform

The Intersex Campaign for Equality supports all members of the intersex community regardless of race, religion, ethnicity, gender identity, sexual orientation or ability, and we, like many, have been deeply saddened by, and are deeply concerned about, the slew of killings and violence witnessed against Black Americans by police officers over the past days, months,…

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Love & Prayers to All in Orlando & Beyond

OII-USA, aka the Intersex Campaign for Equality, sends our love and prayers to the friends, families and loved ones of the innocent victims of the #PulseOrlando nightclub shooting. We acknowledge that this tragedy was not just an act of terror, as certain factions of the American press are portraying it, but a hate crime against…

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Intersex-ionality: Why Confronting Racism Matters

Our E.D. Hida Viloria has been lobbying, writing, and speaking about the issues of racism, sexism, and interphobia in sporting regulations against intersex athletes since 2009, when black South Africa track star Caster Semenya was banned from competition. Sadly, however, when s/he tried, at an international intersex activism conference, to discuss the fact that women…

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E.D. Hida Viloria in the Groundbreaking GENDERNAUTS

  Gendernauts is the groundbreaking, multi award-winning 1999 documentary by German filmmaker Monika Truet, which shows us a group of artists in San Francisco who live between the poles of conventional gender identities, including ICE’s own Hida Viloria. The New York Times review of the film, after it’s February 4, 2000, United States premiere at Manhattan’s Cinema Village, had this…

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“Hermaphrodites Exist: Intersex, the ‘I’ in LGBTI” – Presentation by Hida Viloria and Claudia Astorino at Bluestockings, NYC, Oct 27

Tonight at Bluestockings Bookstore, Café, & Activist Center, 172 Allen Street, New York, New York 10002! [Location Map] Most societies still have a hard time openly incorporating intersex people into their culture. This workshop gets real about the resistance to admitting that hermaphrodites (our original, cultural label) exist, why so few of us are out…

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