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Lambda Legal Says: State Dept Got it Wrong, Intersex Citizen Dana Zzyym Deserves a Non-Binary Passport!

*** For Immediate Release, from Lambda Legal *** State Sept Got It Wrong in Denying Passport to Intersex Citizen, Lambda Legal Tells Court “Dana was denied a passport, an essential identity document, and in effect is under nationwide house arrest just for being honest…. This country is better than that.” (Denver, CO, July 20, 2016) – Lambda Legal…

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Lambda Legal Blasts State Dept in Zzyym’s Gender Recognition Lawsuit

Last Intersex Awareness Day, 2015, our Associate Director Dana Zzyym, who uses they/them/their pronouns, and Lambda Legal, the country’s largest, oldest LGBT civil rights organization, announced that they were suing the U.S. Department of State for denying Zzyym a passport that accurately reflects their sex and gender. Today, Lambda Legal staff attorneys urged the U.S. District Court…

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OII-USA Dana Zzyym’s Lawsuit in Newsday!

This great piece in Newsday accurately describes Dana’s case, points out that some intersex people, unlike Dana, identify as men or women (as we have always made clear), and even features a great pic of Dana and Paul Castillo, the Lambda Legal staff attorney representing Dana in this lawsuit. Big thanks to Newsday for giving…

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Excellent Coverage in Buzzfeed of Zzyym’s Groundbreaking Lawsuit

  “Foreign nationals who have the X marker on their passports are permitted to enter the U.S. and yet we’re denying the same rights to our own citizens,” said  Paul Castillo, the Lambda Legal staff attorney handling OII-USA Associate Director Dana Zzyym’s case. “When you are allowing foreign nationals more rights than you do your own…

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NY Times Covers OII-USA’s Dana Zzyym’s Historic Lawsuit!

“I defended the rights of this country. I believe I should be able to use a few of them.” — Dana Zzyym, Associate Director, OII-USA “It is nearly impossible to end discrimination against a group of people that doesn’t legally exist.” — OII-USA Founder and E.D. Hida Viloria We are deeply grateful and impressed by…

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OII-USA’s Dana Zzyym Sues U.S. State Department for the Right to be Legally Recognized as a Non-binary Intersex Person!

***  FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE  *** Denver, CO, October 26, 2015. Today, Intersex Awareness Day, 2015, Lambda Legal filed a groundbreaking lawsuit against the U.S. State Department on behalf of OII-USA Associate Director Dana Zzyym, for Zzyym’s right to have their gender accurately represented as neither male nor female on their passport. Zzyym, a disabled Navy…

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Ally Minister Dalli on Malta’s groundbreaking GIGESC Bill

This short, fantastically informative piece by Minister Dr. Helena Dalli of Malta, outlines their groundbreaking Gender Identity, Gender Expression, and Sex Characteristics (GIGESC) Bill, the first legislation in the world to criminalize unconsented interventions on intersex infants!!! Minister Dalli, an amazingly humanitarian ally, attended the 3rd International Intersex Forum, held in Malta in 2013, where…

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