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Media Releases

Viloria in Gender Talents (Video)

OII Word Chair and Intersex Campaign for Equality (IC4E) founder Hida Viloria was interviewed for Gender Talents , a fantastic web-based project by Colombian artist Carlos Motta that engages movements and discourses for gender self-determination within trans and interest communities. Watch the 8 1/2 minute video here. Motta does a FANTASTIC job capturing some of…

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Happy Chinese New Year: New Campaign, New Associate Director

2015 is the Year of the Wood Goat, a “year to develop a wild heart, open to love and acceptance on all levels”, and in this vein, we are thrilled to announce a new campaign for human rights by and for intersex people, co-founded by intersex activists Dani Lee Harris, Hida Viloria, and Dana Zzyym.…

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Dutee Chand victorious! Please support her right to compete!

On Wednesday, February 11th, 2015, Indian track star Dutee Chand soared to victory, winning the gold medal in the 100- meter race at India’s National Games. Dutee is competing while under reprieve by the Court of Arbitration of Sport (CAS), which allows her to participate in domestic meets after she was suspended due to…

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Council of Europe’s statement on intersex people’s need for equal rights!

In recognition of the upcoming International Day Against Homophobia and Transphobia on May 17th, the Council of Europe’s Commissioner for Human Rights has released the statement, A boy or a girl or a person — intersex people lack recognition in Europe. The statement examines the intense difficulties and human rights abuses  — such as “normalizing”…

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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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Australian Senate Releases Groundbreaking Report on Intersex People

We are very grateful to OII Australia for their work on getting this report published. Statement on the Senate report ‘Involuntary or coerced sterilisation of intersex people in Australia’ By Morgan on 29 October 2013 in Editorials, FAQs / Key Data, Health and medical ethics, Human rights,Media releases. The joint, cross-party report, “Involuntary or coerced sterilisation of intersex people in Australia”, was published…

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1st ever EU policy document referring to intersex people released!

Ins — 25 June 2013 Press Release OII Europe The Foreign Affairs Council of the European Union adopted Guidelines To Promote and Protect the Enjoyment of All Human Rights by Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, Transgender and Intersex (LGBTI) Persons. OII Europe congratulates the Council on providing comprehensive and legally binding instructions to EU institutions and Member states…

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Intersex people included in anti-discrimination legislation for 1st time in history! Go OII Australia!

We celebrate this fantastic, historic victory for intersex people! Morgan from OII Australia reports. OII Australia is relieved and excited at the passing of the Sex Discrimination Amendment (Sexual Orientation, Gender Identity and Intersex Status) Bill 2013, without a vote at 8:30pm, AEST. For the first time in Australia, and for the first time internationally,…

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