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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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Amnesty International report: First Do No Harm

By admin author | May 10, 2017

EUROPE: FIRST, DO NO HARM: ENSURING THE RIGHTS OF CHILDREN WITH VARIATIONS OF SEX CHARACTERISTICS IN DENMARK AND GERMANY First Do No Harm, by Amnesty International. Published May 9, 2017.…

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Nevada Bill SB 408 Seeks to Ban Nonconsensual Intersex Surgeries!

By admin author | May 4, 2017

Hurray for Nevada Bill SB 408, which seeks to ban Intersex Genital Mutilation (IGM), aka nonconsensual sex reassignment surgeries on intersex babies! Thanks also to activist and scholar Dr. Georgiann…

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Sex-Positive = Intersex-Positive in Huffington Post

By admin author | April 6, 2017

    Our E.D.’s latest essay, “Remember: Sex-Positive = Intersex-Positive,” in Huffington Post Queer Voices, examines the intersectionality of feminism and intersex issues by exploring medical and social views towards…

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10 Reasons Why Asking “Is It is a Boy or a Girl?’ Makes Me Cringe

By admin author | April 4, 2017

Fantastic intersex affirming piece “10 Reasons Why Asking ‘Is It is a Boy or a Girl?’ Makes Me Cringe,” by intersectional feminist mom and great ally Reaca Pearl. Big thanks…

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Boisseau Lobbies for Easily Accessible Non-binary Passports

By admin author | March 22, 2017

OII-USA’s New England Director Vickie Boisseau, pictured above with Senator Elizabeth Warren, the senior United States Senator from Massachusetts, recently brought the issue of the need for accurate gender recognition…

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Our E.D. Hida Viloria in Rolling Stone magazine!

By admin author | March 20, 2017

We are thrilled to report that our E.D. Hida Viloria was featured in Rolling Stone magazine, in an interview about he/r new memoir Born Both: An Intersex Life, which hit…

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E.D. Viloria in The Daily Beast on Intersex Discrimination by the TSA

By admin author | March 18, 2017

  Our E.D. Hida Viloria discusses how some intersex people are discriminated against by the TSA simply because of the sex characteristics we were born with in he/r latest essay…

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Intersex artist Arisleya Dilone Re-evaluates Female Body Norms in Buzzfeed

By admin author | March 17, 2017

“If I take out my implants, I wonder if I may set an example for the next generation of girls in my family that breasts do not define our femininity.”…

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