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News Of Note

IC4E Speaks With the White House–Again!

By admin author | October 26, 2022

HAPPY INTERSEX AWARENESS DAY 2022 EVERYONE! This Intersex Awareness Day, like last, our Executive Director Hida Viloria was among a group of intersex activists that participated, by invitation, in an…

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Intersex Activist Appointed to State Dept Position!

By admin author | October 17, 2022

We are thrilled to report that yesterday, October 16, the US State Department hired intersex activist Kimberly Zieselman as senior advisor to Jessica Stern, Special Envoy for LGBTQI+ Human Rights!…

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IC4E’s Recommendations to the HHS

By admin author | September 21, 2022

IC4E EXECUTIVE DIRECTOR HIDA VILORIA CALLS ON THE HHS TO DEPATHOLOGIZE INTERSEX STATUS, ACKNOWLEDGE FORCED OR COERCED MEDICAL PROCEDURES AS A FORM OF CONVERSION THERAPY, AND INCLUDE INTERSEX CITIZENS IN…

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Intersex Americans Included in Biden’s Call for LGBTQI Equality!

By admin author | June 16, 2022

Yesterday, in his “Executive Order on Advancing Equality for Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, Transgender, Queer, and Intersex Individuals,” President Biden became the first US President to include intersex-Americans in the fight…

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X Passports Avail April 11 – Tx to our AD’s Lawsuit!

By admin author | March 31, 2022

The US State Department announced today that X Marker Passports will be available to all US citizens starting on April 11th–a historic development made possible by our Associage Director Dana…

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Intersex Memoir one of Harper’s 10 to be Inspired By

By admin author | January 28, 2022

Our ED Hida Viloria’s acclaimed memoir BORN BOTH: AN INTERSEX LIFE, has been selected, alongside Maya Angelou’s, Michelle Obama’s and Gloria Steinem’s, by UK Harper’s Bazaar as one of “10…

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9 Binary-Breaking Books by Intersex Authors

By admin author | November 17, 2021

We thank writer and  community member and Chris M Arlone for compiling this list of “9 Binary-Breaking Books by Intersex Authors.” and we’re proud to say it includes one (Born…

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Happy Intersex Solidarity Day to allies everywhere!

By admin author | November 8, 2021

Today is observed as the Intersex Day of Remembrance in honor of the birthday of Herculine Barbin, a nineteenth centrury French intersex lesbian who tragicaly committed suicde after being found…

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Dana Zzyym’s Op-ed for NBC News

By admin author | November 2, 2021

Our Associate Director Dana Zzyym explains what drove them to fight for so long for the first US passport with an X sex/gender marker in a beautiful op-ed for NBC…

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Our A.D. is First Recipient of a US X Passport!

By admin author | October 27, 2021

We finally did it! Today, our Associate Director Dana Zzyym became the first recipient of a US passport with an X sex/gender marker. Receiving the passport culminates a six year…

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IC4E Meets With the White House Admin!

By admin author | October 26, 2021

HAPPY INTERSEX AWARENESS DAY 2021 EVERYONE! Today, while in Colorado with our Associate Director Dana Zzyym in anticipation of their receiving the first US passport with an “X” sex marker…

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For Intersex Awareness Day: The History of the X Passport Marker

By admin author | October 26, 2021

The History of the X Passport Marker Six years ago today, on Intersex Awareness Day 2015, our Associate Director Dana Zzyym filed their groundbreaking lawsuit for a US passport with…

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Happy Intersex Awareness Day 2021!

By admin author | October 26, 2021

For those unfamiliar, October 26th is obnserved as Intersex Awareness Day in honor of the first known intersex protest, outside a hospital in Boston, on October 26, 1996 (as pictured…

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Our AD’s Lawsuit in The New York Times

By admin author | February 25, 2021

More coverage this week of our Associate Director Dana Zzyym’s lawsuit, today in the New York Times. We thank Lambda Legal, as always,for acting as Dana’s legal representatives in the…

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Happy Intersex Solidarity Day to all intersex people & allies!

By admin author | November 8, 2020

Although we’ve seen many instances of intersex people being harmed because we’re different, we’ve also seen so many instances of wonderfully supportive friends, family members, health care workers, co-workers, colleagues,…

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Trans-intersex coalition: 1996 – now

By admin author | October 27, 2020

Note: Some of the dates in the original posting have been corrected. Intersex Awareness Day is observed on October 26th in commemoration of the first North American intersex protest, in…

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New resource for Intersex Awareness Day: Tips for Creating an Intersex-Friendly Environment

By admin author | October 26, 2020

Intersex Awareness Day is about educating society in order make the world safe for intersex people to live openly, without unwanted intervention, as who we are. In this vein, we…

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Boston Children’s Hospital pledges to stop intersex infant surgeries!

By admin author | October 22, 2020

As reported today in a joint article by USA Today and The 19th, a spokesperson for Boston Children’s Hospital told The 19th that it “will not perform clitoroplasty or vaginoplasty…

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Our E.D.s intersex memoir makes NY Public Library’s list of Essential Feminist Reads

By admin author | August 19, 2020

As the 19th Amendment turns 100, The New York Public Library reflects on the history of suffrage and feminism with the publication of NYPL’s Essential Reads on Feminism, and we…

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Great feature piece on Pidgeon Pagonis and Sean Saifa Wall

By admin author | August 6, 2020

This fantastic piece in The 19th features in depth, illuminating interviews with Intersex Justice Project founders Pidgeon Pagonis and Sean Saifa Wall. It explores the historic ties between racism and…

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