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Essays

E.D. Viloria in The Daily Beast on Intersex Discrimination by the TSA

  Our E.D. Hida Viloria discusses how some intersex people are discriminated against by the TSA simply because of the sex characteristics we were born with in he/r latest essay “Fear of Flying–or at Least the TSA–While Intersex.” We thank The Daily Beast for helping to bring attention to the discrimination intersex people face by…

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Elizabeth Reis’s excellent piece on pronouns in the NYT

In the essay “Pronoun Privilege,” published in Sunday’s New York Times, fantastic scholar and intersex ally Dr. Elizabeth Reis takes a look at the issues involved, from a professor’s perspective, with making people disclose their preferred pronouns to a group of strangers. Reis — who some of you may remember published the essay, “Divergence or disorder?: the politics…

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Cary Gabriel Costello’s Oped on trans & Intersex human rights in the NYT

We are thrilled that Cary Gabriel Costello’s fantastic essay was selected to run in the New York Times’s Transgender Today essay competition. Costello is a professor of __ at University of Wisconsin, and author of the always engaging, intellligent, informatative blog Intersex Roadshow, which OII-USA has been recommending for years.

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Read Intersex Narratives in New VOICES Issue

We are very pleased to share “Normalizing Interex”, the latest issue of VOICES: Personal Stories from the Pages of NIB. NIB, The Narrative Inquiry in Bioethics, published these personal narratives from intersex people, including our own Hida Viloria, last year, and they are now openly accessible to all here in VOICES. The narratives focus on our experiences with…

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How Intersex People Identify

By Hida Viloria and Dana Zzyym. Much has been said recently, on the heels of all the media attention on Caitlin Jenner and Rachel Dolezal, about the issue of how people “identify”. Meanwhile, Intersex people have also been getting attention in the media, and an increasing amount of folks are finally aware of the fact…

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What is Intersexphobia, or Interphobia?

“Interphobia” — as coined in a fantastic 2010 blog post by openly intersex and trans* Professor Cary Gabriel Costello, PhD — is another term for what we have been calling “intersexphobia” for several years. Intersexphobia and Interphobia are defined as negative attitudes and feelings towards people who are believed to possess biological sex traits that…

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