UN Free & Equal Campaign Human Rights Day video features Viloria

We’re happy to see OII-USA Director Hida Viloria quoted in this article announcing the UN Free & Equal campaign’s video of the groundbreaking panel Sports Comes Out Against Homophobia. “It’s very easy to discriminate against intersex women [athletes] because we’re closeted,” said U.S. intersex activist Hida Viloria. “That’s why even though intesex is 1.7{f489cf86ef3549788833b103eab17d2ae409a7409d59fb02bb862162d1b706dc} of…

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Viloria Speaks on Intersex Human Rights at the UN!

On Human Rights Day (December 10th), OII Chairperson and OII-USA founding director Hida Viloria spoke at the United Nations, making her the first openly intersex person to do so. Viloria’s pioneering work as an “out” intersex activist was honored with the invitation to speak on the panel event Sport Comes Out Against Homophobia–along with “out”…

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L.A. Radio host Sheena Metal comes out as intersex!

Los Angeles radio personality Sheena Metal, host of the nightly The Sheena Metal Experience, came out as intersex in an interview with the Gay Star News. Kudos to Sheena for being out loud and proud about being intersex! http://www.gaystarnews.com/article/la-radio-host-who-came-out-intersex-and-why-no-one-gossiped180713

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Miss USA 2013 Contestant Is Openly MRKH!

Openly MRKH Miss USA 2013 contestant, Jaclyn Shultz of Michigan, states the following in her Miss USA profile: “Jaclyn is the proud spokeswoman for “A Beautiful You MRKH Foundation.” Since she was born without a uterus, this non-profit is close to her heart.” Schultz, we applaud your openness in proudly announcing your MRKH!  OII-USA wishes…

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Intersex Doc Orchids: My Intersex Adventure screens at film fest

We thank and congratulate Phoebe Hart for making this fantastic documentary film and wish we could attend the screening! Orchids: My Intersex Adventure traces Phoebe’s journey as an intersex person with humor, intelligence, sensitivity and depth which belies her age– bravo for intersex-made art! http://citizenjanefilmfestival.org/archives/2012-2/orchids-my-intersex-adventure/

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