This year OII-USA is co-hosting two events in New York City — one with Bluestockings and one with NYU — for Intersex Awareness Day. Presenters will include Associate Director Claudia Astorino, founder of NYC’s IAD events, Dalea Rundblad, and Director Hida Viloria. See details here.

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We’re very pleased to announce that Hida Viloria will be presenting on “normalizing” cosmetic genital surgeries of intersex infants and minors, and the importance of accurately framing these procedures as human rights violations, rather than “medical treatment”, at The 13th International Symposium on Genital Autonomy and Children’s Rights, “Whole Bodies, Whole Selves: Activating Social Change”,…

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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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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 that we know of 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…

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Between November 29th and December 1st 2013, the Third International Intersex Forum, supported by ILGA and ILGA-Europe, took place in Valletta, Malta. This event brought together 34 activists representing 30 intersex organisations from all continents. The Forum was organized by ILGA Europe’s Silvan Agius and Ruth Baldacchino, and three intersex activists selected from an open…

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Hi, everyone!  With Intersex Awareness Day (Oct 26th) right around the corner, we’ve got two fantastic events in NYC this year to raise awareness about what intersex is, why intersex issues are human rights issues, and what intersexphobia is and how to stop it.   Join Claudia Astorino at Bluestockings Bookstore on Wednesday at 7pm…

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Tonight at Bluestockings Bookstore, Café, & Activist Center, 172 Allen Street, New York, New York 10002! [Location Map] Most societies still have a hard time openly incorporating intersex people into their culture. This workshop gets real about the resistance to admitting that hermaphrodites (our original, cultural label) exist, why so few of us are out…

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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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