Albania has made a historic decision to stop medical interventions at birth in the cases of intersex children! It joins Malta, Uruguay, and the Indian state of Tamil Nadu in doing so. As reported today in exit news, on June 24th, The Ministry of Health has approved a protocol for the Evaluation of Children with…

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Hans Lindahl, Communications Director for InterACT: Advocates of Intersex Youth, breaks down why the 2002 novel Middlesex–which features an intersex protagonist–is so problematic in the insightful and educational video “Why Middlesex Sucks and What to Read Instead”. Bonus: it’s hilarious, a great way to learn more about the intersex experience and why intersex people oppose…

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From Associate Director Zzyym’s team at Lambda Legal. ==================================================== LAMBDA LEGAL PRESS RELEASE, Tuesday, May 12, 2020 Contact Tom Warnke: C: 213-841-4503; twarnke@lambdalegal.org ==================================================== Tenth Circuit Orders State Department to Reconsider Decision to Deny Intersex Vet an Accurate Passport “The Court wants the State Department – for the third time – to reconsider Dana’s passport…

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Despite these trying times, we are happy to report another example of intersex visibility in the popular culture. From VARIETY magazine: MADRID — Cecilia Roth starrer “Alice,” Ana Piterbarg’s “La Habitación Blanca,” Brazil’s sure-to-be controversial “Princesa,” and Mexico’s “Intersex” look like potential standouts in the just-announced movie project pitching platform MAFF Online by Filmarket Hub,…

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We live in a society so committed to enforcing an exclusively binary sex/gender system that it subjects healthy babies to irreversible, high risk, medically unnecessary gonadal and/or genital surgeries in an effort to make future boys/men or girls/women out of all intersex infants. The Intersex Campaign for Equality recognizes federal third gender recognition as a…

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For centuries and to this day, intersex people and sex characteristics have been portrayed and described negatively within Western medical and scientific discourse, with words such as, “deficient,” “defective” “deformed,” “abnormal,” or “disorder.” As just one of thousands of examples, just last year, a piece in the LA Times, while generally supportive of intersex people,…

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The Los Angeles Blade’s excellent coverage yesterday on the lack of passage of SB 201, which would have banned medically unnecessary surgeries on intersex infants and young minors, featured an interesting photo, seen below: The photo verifies reports earlier this week that just three days before the California Senate Business, Professions and Economic Development Committee…

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