IC4E Speaks With the White House–Again!
HAPPY INTERSEX AWARENESS DAY 2022 EVERYONE! This Intersex Awareness Day, like last, our Executive Director Hida Viloria was among a group of intersex activists that participated, by invitation, in an Intersex Round Table meeting with representatives of the Biden-Harris Administration at the White House. Although all were invited to attend in person, the majority of…Read More
IC4E’s Recommendations to the HHS
IC4E EXECUTIVE DIRECTOR HIDA VILORIA CALLS ON THE HHS TO DEPATHOLOGIZE INTERSEX STATUS, ACKNOWLEDGE FORCED OR COERCED MEDICAL PROCEDURES AS A FORM OF CONVERSION THERAPY, AND INCLUDE INTERSEX CITIZENS IN DATA COLLECTION ON SEX Yesterday, September 20th, 2022, IC4E ED Hida Viloria spoke, by invitation, on a recorded zoom call with US Department of Health…Read More
Happy Intersex Solidarity Day to allies everywhere!
Today is observed as the Intersex Day of Remembrance in honor of the birthday of Herculine Barbin, a nineteenth centrury French intersex lesbian who tragicaly committed suicde after being found by doctors to be intersex, tried in court for gender fraud, and forced to reassign their sex to male. We honor Barbin and all the…Read More
IC4E Meets With the White House Admin!
HAPPY INTERSEX AWARENESS DAY 2021 EVERYONE! Today, while in Colorado with our Associate Director Dana Zzyym in anticipation of their receiving the first US passport with an “X” sex marker to represaent that they are not male or female but intersex, our Executive Director, Hida Viloria, participated virtually, by invitation, in a Round Table meeting…Read More
Our AD’s Lawsuit in The New York Times
More coverage this week of our Associate Director Dana Zzyym’s lawsuit, today in the New York Times. We thank Lambda Legal, as always,for acting as Dana’s legal representatives in the lawsuit. We also encourage President Biden and the State Department to issue Zzyym’s passport swiftly, and to make an X option available on passports for…Read More
Happy Intersex Solidarity Day to all intersex people & allies!
Although we’ve seen many instances of intersex people being harmed because we’re different, we’ve also seen so many instances of wonderfully supportive friends, family members, health care workers, co-workers, colleagues, allies and others in our lives. On this Intersex Solidarity Day, also (and originally) observed as the Intersex Day of Remembrance, we send our deepest…Read More
New resource: Tips for Creating an Intersex-Friendly Environment
Intersex Awareness Day is about educating society in order make the world safe for intersex people to live openly, without unwanted intervention, as who we are. In this vein, we give you, Diversity is Healthy- Tips for Cresting an Intersex-Friendly Environment This one page resource explores the critical impact of language in creating safe and…Read More
“Intersex” at Malaga Spanish Film Festival
Despite these trying times, we are happy to report another example of intersex visibility in the popular culture. From VARIETY magazine: MADRID — Cecilia Roth starrer “Alice,” Ana Piterbarg’s “La Habitación Blanca,” Brazil’s sure-to-be controversial “Princesa,” and Mexico’s “Intersex” look like potential standouts in the just-announced movie project pitching platform MAFF Online by Filmarket Hub,…Read More
CAS rules against Caster Semenya in favor of discrimination: UNACCEPTABLE!
In a startling step backwards for equality in athletics, the Court of Arbitration for Sport (CAS) ruled 2-1 against the case brought by Caster Semenya and Athletics South Africa that the IAAF regulations set to take affect this month—which would force her to take unnecessary hormones in order to compete as a woman—are discriminatory. To be…Read More