CA Senator Introduces Bill to Ban Medically Unnecessary Surgeries on Intersex Infants!

On January 31st, California Senator Scott Weiner (Dem. San Francisco) introduced legislation to prohibit medically unnecessary surgeries on intersex babies–what intersex activists have all been fighting for! Since the start of the intersex movement over two decades ago, our main objective has been to put a stop to the harmful, irreversible practice of subjecting intersex…

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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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Celebrating Black History Month: Julius Kaggwa

Today we honor celebrated Ugandan activist Julius Kaggwa, executive director of the intersex support organization Support Initiative for People with Atypical Sex Development (SIPD), whose pioneering human rights work began in the late 1990’s. We commend him for his inspirational impact, courage, and dedication as a first wave intersex activist in Africa whose work continues…

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