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Dana Zzyym Interviewed on Radiolab

Our Associate Director Dana Zzyym shares their incredible journey toward wholeness as a non-binary intersex person and activist on WNYC Studio’s Radiolab. Radiolab has won Peabody Awards, a National Academies Communication Award “for their investigative use of radio to make science accessible to broad audiences.” Zzyym reveals how harmful the nonconsensual treatments they received as…

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Amazing Intersex Protest at Chicago Lurie Children’s Hospital

Yesterday, our colleagues Pidgeon Pagonis and Sean Safia Wall, at the Intersex Justice Project, pulled off their second protest for intersex bodily autonnomy at Lurie Children’s Hospital in Chicago. With assistance this year from Maximo Cortez and Koomah from the Houston Intersex Society, and numerous ally groups joining in support, the protest was easily the…

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Dana Zzyym Continues Fight for Intersex Federal Recognition!

From our Executive Director, Hida Viloria Yesterday, our associate director Dana Zzyym returned to federal district court in Denver, Colorado, to fight for the right to have their sex/gender (the two are conflated in law) accurately recognized as neither male nor female, but intersex and non-binary. As Dana and their legal representative Paul Castillo, from…

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Intersex Memoir BORN BOTH Nominated for Lambda Literary Award!

Last year, we were thrilled and proud to announce the release of the first book by an openly intersex author to be published by a Big 5 Publisher (Hachette Books), by our very own founding Director, long-time queer, non-binary intersex, Latinx activist and writer Hida Viloria. Viloria’s memoir, em>Born Both: An Intersex Life, received extensive…

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CORR.: CA Senator Introduces Resolution to Urge Medical Providers to End IGM

Our enormous thanks to California Senator Scott Weiner (D–San Francisco) for supporting intersex people’s right bodily autonomy and self-determination! As reported earlier this week on CBS SF Bay Area News, Senate Concurrent Resolution 110, which Weiner introduced March 6th: “seeks to end nonconsensual, and potentially harmful, sex assignment and genital “normalization” surgeries on babies born…

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