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Essays

Viloria on Why We Must Not Allow Intersex Erasure

In honor of Intersex Awareness Day 2018, our Founding Director Hida Viloria’s essay for Logo’s NewNowNext, on Trumnp’s attempts at trans and intersex erasure and why intersex inclusion is essential for the entire LGBTQIA community. Please share widely, especially with your LGBT allies. Together, we are stronger! j

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Celebrate Being Intersex in the Intersex Quarterly!

We are thrilled to announce our call for submissions to the Intersex Quarterly, our online quarterly produced in compunction with Indolent Books. Please add you voices folks, the world needs to hear from us! And please don’t hesitate to contact us with any questions.

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Viloria on The Privilege of Pleasure

Happy Valentine’s Day everyone! ILGA, the International Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual,Transgender and Intersex Association, is amazing, and ILGA-Europe–a driving force for political, legal and social change for LGBTI people in Europe and Central Asia–have been incredible, pioneering allies for intersex people around the world as funders of the International Intersex Forums. We are grateful for their…

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Our E.D.’s latest–The Forgotten Vowel: How Intersex Liberation Benefits the Entire LGBTQIA Community

“The Forgotten Vowel: How Intersex Liberation  Benefits the Entire LGBTQIA Community,” was published on Intersex Solidarity Day/Intersex Remembrance Day in INTO magazine, the only LGBTQIA website to be shortlisted for a Shorty Award in news and media. Our E.D. Hida Viloria shares her experience discovering the memoirs of Herculine Barbin–whose birthday, November 8, 1838, is…

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Activist Pidgeon Pagonis’s Open Letter to Dr. David Sandberg

What an excellent letter by activist Pidgeon Pagonis, and a great move to resist the invitation from longtime IGM advocate Dr. David Sandberg to engage in a private dialogue with him. Intersex activists have engaged in these dialogues for decades and doctors have not listened. Now Sandberg and others like him who continue to advocate…

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Intersex Doctor Speaks Out Against IGM in THE NATION!

      A decade ago, our E.D. appeared on The Oprah Winfrey Show with the author of this excellent piece in The Nation, and we thank Dr. Katharine B Dalke for her continued efforts to end medically unnecessary nonconsensual surgeries on intersex minors, aka Intersex Genital Mutilation (IGM). Please share!

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My latest: Doctors Resort To Nonsensical Reasoning To Justify Surgeries On Intersex Children

My latest essay, “Doctors Resort To Nonsensical Reasoning To Justify Surgeries On Intersex Children,” published today in the Huffington Post, is a searing critique of the nonsensical, and innately discriminatory arguments which doctors are still resorting to in an effort to justify Intersex Genital Mutilation (IGM). The essay is a concerted effort to expose outdated,…

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Sex-Positive = Intersex-Positive in Huffington Post

    Our E.D.’s latest essay, “Remember: Sex-Positive = Intersex-Positive,” in Huffington Post Queer Voices, examines the intersectionality of feminism and intersex issues by exploring medical and social views towards clitoral reduction surgeries on intersex baby girls and future women. Enjoy and please share widely to educate about how intersex issues are feminist issues. http://www.huffingtonpost.com/entry/sex-positive-intersex-positive_us_58e6d8d7e4b0acd784ca56cd?ncid=engmodushpmg00000003

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