IC4E Speaks With the White House–Again!
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 Intersex Round Table meeting with representatives of the Biden-Harris Administration at the White House. Although all were invited to attend in person, the majority of…Read More
Intersex Activist Appointed to State Dept Position!
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! Zieselman is well known to the community as the former executive director of interACT: Advocates for IntersexYouth, and we congratulate her on her groundbreaking appointment!…Read More
Intersex Americans Included in Biden’s Call for LGBTQI Equality!
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 for equality! Last year, during an Intersex Round Table meeting held by White House staff including Dr. Rachel Levine, of the Department of Health and…Read More
Our A.D. is First Recipient of a US X Passport!
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 legal battle which began, fittingly, on Intersex Awareness Day (October 26th) 2015, when Zzyym’s groundbreaking lawsuit for a passport that accurately reflects them as neither…Read More
IC4E Meets With the White House Admin!
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 to represaent that they are not male or female but intersex, our Executive Director, Hida Viloria, participated virtually, by invitation, in a Round Table meeting…Read More
Happy Intersex Solidarity Day to all intersex people & allies!
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, allies and others in our lives. On this Intersex Solidarity Day, also (and originally) observed as the Intersex Day of Remembrance, we send our deepest…Read More
New resource: Tips for Creating an Intersex-Friendly Environment
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 give you, Diversity is Healthy- Tips for Cresting an Intersex-Friendly Environment This one page resource explores the critical impact of language in creating safe and…Read More
Great feature piece on Pidgeon Pagonis and Sean Saifa Wall
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 harmful medical treatment of intersex people, how these medical treatments negatively impacted both activists, and much more. We thank them for opening up about these…Read More
Lurie Children’s Hospital issues apology for medically unnecessary intersex surgeries, promises to temporarily stop performing!
In an outstandingly positive, celebratory moment for the intersex community, Lurie Childrens’ Hospital in Chicago just became the first institution of its kind to apologize for performing medically unnecessary surgeries on intersex infants, and to temporarily stop performing them while it re-evaluates its protocols. We note that the apology comes just two weeks after Lurie’s…Read More