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Help For Struggling Youth

By admin author | September 21, 2017

      In light of the tragic fatal shooting last weekend of non-binary intersex college student Scout Schultz, we encourage anyone who knows a youth who is struggling to…

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Suffering College Students Shouldn’t Be Shot Dead: R.I.P. Scout Schultz

By admin author | September 21, 2017

    From our founding director.   As reported on Facebook early this week, we are extremely saddened by the fatal shooting of college student Scout Shultz, who passed away…

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Human Rights Watch calls on American Academy of Pediatrics to Stop IGM!

By admin author | September 15, 2017

  Excellent article from Human Rights Watch calling on the American Academy of Pediatrics, convening this weekend in Chicago, to endorse what we intersex activists have been advocating for decades:…

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Viloria to give Keynote at Lambda Archives Annual Gala

By admin author | September 13, 2017

Our founding director Hida Viloria will be presenting the keynote address at this years Lambda Archives of San Diego Annual Gala: 30 Years of Preserving the Pearls of Our History.…

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Intersex Doctor Speaks Out Against IGM in THE NATION!

By admin author | September 12, 2017

      A decade ago, our E.D. appeared on The Oprah Winfrey Show with the author of this excellent piece in The Nation, and we thank Dr. Katharine B…

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Human Rights Watch calls on US to end Intersex Genital Mutilation (VIDEO)

By admin author | July 27, 2017

    The report, “I Want to Be Like Nature Made Me: Medically Unnecessary Surgeries on Intersex Children in the US,” was released earier this week, on July 25th. In…

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Human Rights Watch report: I Want to be Like Nature Made Me

By admin author | July 26, 2017

Human Rights Watch: “I Want to be Like Nature Made Me”Medically Unnecessary Surgeries on Intersex Children in the US Published July 25, 2017. Reader Advisory: This report contains graphic descriptions…

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Assoc Dir Zzyym Speaks Out About Their Landmark Non-binary Lawsuit on ABC News!

By admin author | July 6, 2017

    Intersex Campaign for Equality’s Dana Zzyym is interviewed on ABC News regarding their landmark lawsuit against the U.S. State Department for a passport with a non-binary gender designation.…

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My latest: Doctors Resort To Nonsensical Reasoning To Justify Surgeries On Intersex Children

By Hida | June 29, 2017

My latest essay, “Doctors Resort To Nonsensical Reasoning To Justify Surgeries On Intersex Children,” published today in the Huffington Post, is a searing critique of the nonsensical, and innately discriminatory…

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Former U.S. Surgeon Generals Call For Moratorium on Medically Unnecessary Intersex Infant Surgeries!

By admin author | June 28, 2017

In a stunning victory for intersex advocates, three former United States Surgeon Generals published a paper yesterday, titled “Re-Thinking Genital Surgeries on Intersex Infants,” which calls for a moratorium on…

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Fight for Non-Binary Passport Continues!

By admin author | June 27, 2017

    As reported in a press release yesterday, Lambda Legal has filed a motion to reopen the case of Dana Zzyym, our Associate Director, for non-binary gender recognition on…

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Contesting Intersex Wins American Sociological Association Awards!

By admin author | June 26, 2017

At the onset of it’s publication, we highly recommended the book Contesting Intersex: The Dubious Diagnosis (NYU Press, 2015), by our colleague Dr. Georgiann Davis​. Today, we congratulate Davis on…

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NYC Issues Second Intersex Birth Certificate!

By admin author | June 21, 2017

    New York City has issued its second intersex birth certificate, and the second known in the nation, to our E.D. Hida Viloria, and we are thrilled to see…

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Oregon becomes first state to offer non-binary driver’s licenses!

By admin author | June 15, 2017

As reported in Time, Oregon has become the first state to offer a non-binary gender option on driver’s licenses. Effective July 1st, residents will be able to select an “X”,…

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Intersex Memoir Born Both Praised in The New York Times, Washington Post & More!

By admin author | May 31, 2017

  “[A] poignant and powerful story.” – The Washington Post “Groundbreaking…This brave and empowering book deserves a wide audience.” – Library Journal   We are overjoyed to report that the…

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California Bill Pushes for Non-Binary Option on Driver’s Licenses!

By admin author | May 28, 2017

  We are so happy to share this news, as reported by Buzzfeed, about California Bill SB 179, which aims to allow California residents to choose a non-binary gender on…

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E.D. Hida Viloria in Psychology Today

By admin author | May 24, 2017

“I want parents to know that intersex kids can decide who they are for themselves and have that turn out beautifully.” — Hida Viloria Our E.D.’s interview Born Both: Intersex…

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Portugal Seeks To Ban Sex Reassignment Surgeries on Intersex Infants!

By admin author | May 19, 2017

As reported in the Gay Star News, as part of the discussion earlier today at the International Day Against Homophobia, Transphobia and Biphobia (IDAHOBIT), celebrated on May 17th, Forum this…

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International Day Against Homophobia, Biphobia, & Transphobia

By admin author | May 17, 2017

We stand in solidarity with the LGBTQIA community in observing the International Day Against Homophobia, Biphobia & Transphobia, and although there is not consensus, we also support the inclusion of…

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Doctors Reevaluate “Disorders of Sex Development”!

By admin author | May 12, 2017

“Based on their results, the authors recommend that the DSD term be updated through a collaborative effort between the medical, research and advocacy communities.” — from “Term ‘Disorders of Sex…

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