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Op/Ed

All for One and One for All: Ending Interphobia

by Hida Viloria. Intersexphobia, or “Interphobia” — as coined in a fantastic 2010 blog post by openly intersex and trans* Professor Cary Gabriel Costello, PhD — encompasses negative attitudes and feelings towards people who are born with, or develop in puberty, sex traits that are not typically male or female, known as Intersex Traits. Interphobia…

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Hida Viloria is interviewed in the fantastic new book The Human Agenda: Conversations about Sexual Orientation and Gender Identity (February 5, 2015), by author and LGBTQI advocate Joe Wenke. I speak about the harmful “normalizing” non-consensual medical practices – a.k.a. Intersex Genital Mutiltion (IGM) – that intersex minors are often subjected to, the dangers of…

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Viloria on discrimination against intersex women athletes in The Advocate

  We’re thrilled to to have this essay by our E.D. Hida Viloria run in The Advocate, although we note they changed the original title – “Bullying By Any Other Name: What’s Really Behind Regulations for Women with High Testosterone” – to, “Stop Freaking Out About Female Intersex Athletes”. The essay elaborates on the issue…

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Viloria on intersex people & identity politics in The Advocate

  http://www.advocate.com/commentary/2014/05/14/op-ed-whats-name-intersex-and-identity  This latest essay by OII-USA Director Hida Viloria  — What’s in a Name: Intersex and Idenity – examines the history of the LGBTI community being pathologized, and how intersex people are still being impacted by this. Many thanks to The Advocate for helping raise awareness.

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Essay on menstruation while being intersex by Astorino in Autostraddle

“Lessons Learned From Menstruation Pop Quizzes While Being Intersex” is an insightful and often hysterical account of  Claudia’s experience around menstruation as an AIS intersex woman who doesn’t menstruate.  I can’t help but admit that sometimes, when I’m saddled with menstrual cramps, I’m a bit envious! http://www.autostraddle.com/lessons-learned-from-menstruation-pop-quizzes-while-being-intersex-201027/

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New Year, New Intersex Movement

Okay, so it’s not “new” in that it wasn’t written recently, but it’s still a new outlook within the intersex community/movement. We are not just our bodies, and it’s time we move beyond the discourse of “medical conditions” and “medical treatment” to expressing a unique intersex culture that encompasses our whole selves.  This essay,  written…

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