OII-USA’s Viloria in Oxford U Press college textbook!
We are thrilled to report that OII-USA/ICE Executive Director Hida Viloria’s May 2014 essay, “What’s in a Name: Intersex and Identity,” will be published by Oxford University Press this December in the college textbook, QUEER: A Reader for Writers, by Jason Schneiderman. The essay elaborates on the importance of de-pathologization and using “intersex” rhetoric for attaining…Read More
Stanford grad Will Gutierrez comes out as intersex on Facebook
Stanford grad Will Gutierrez speaks about reclaiming the word “hermaphrodite”, and coming out as intersex, in an eloquent essay on Facebook. Kudos to Will for sharing his pride!Read More
O.I.T.N.B. star Ruby Rose on being genderfluid in People
Australian model and actor Ruby Rose came out as genderfluid in the summer of 2014, and discusses it now in People magazine, in conjunction with announcements that they will be starring in Season 3 of the popular television series Orange is the New Black. Kudos to Rose for proudly promoting visibility for non-binary people!Read More
VICE Interviews Emily Quinn on coming out as intersex
In, “I’m Intersex and My Body Works Just Fine, Thank You”, VICE’s Hannah Hanra interviews Emily Quinn of InterAct (a U.S. intersex youth organization) on her decision to come out as intersex, and what it was like consulting MTV on TV’s first intersex character, on their series Faking It. http://www.vice.com/read/im-intersex-and-my-body-works-wonderfullyRead More
Intersex Pride in Cosmo!
FANTASTIC, inspirational interview in Cosmo by OII-USA’s honorary Dalea Rundblad, talented intersex musician and founder of Girl Comet, a self-esteem advocacy campaign. Thank you Dalea for representing intersex people so beautifully! Please share widely. :) http://www.cosmopolitan.com/sex-love/q-and-a/a30357/what-its-really-like-to-be-intersex/Read More
OII-USA’s Astorino on how to tell your friends you’re intersex
We highly recommend this awesome piece by OII-USA’s own Claudia Astorino! Astorino brings her usual wit and deep understanding and insight to this important question, asked in one of her “Second Opinions” advice essays for Everyone is Gay (everyoneisgayCom).Read More
OII-USA’s Astorino provides insight & tips for coming out as intersex!
As usual, OII-USA Associate Director Cludia Astorino provides a fantastically well written, wise, insightful, and humorous piece, this one on how to tell your friends that you are intersex, upon query by a reader of her advice column. :) link: http://everyoneisgay.com/should-i-tell-my-friend-im-intersex/Read More
Australian model Ruby Rose comes out as genderfluid
Australian model Ruby Rose comes out as genderfluid in a video and interview in Gay Star News Kudos to Rose for speaking out proudly for non-binary people!Read More
OII Australia VP Tony Briffa tells story of self discovery
“Proud intersex person Tony Briffa tells story of self discovery“, features an interview with OII-Australia Vice President Tony Briffa. Briffa, who made headlines when they became the world’s firt openly intersex publicly elected official, says, “I feel very comfortable having accepted my true self and that I’m not male or female, but both. …I’m now…Read More