For Parents/Families/Birth Professionals
American Bar Assoc Resolution on informed consent for intersex surgeries
As reported in the ABA Journal, the ABA (American Bar Association) House of Delegates approved a resolution on Monday, February 6, asking medical professionals to obtain consent from minors with intersex traits before doing medical or surgical intervention. As outlined on the ABA’s website, Resolution 511: Opposes all federal, state, local, territorial, and tribal legislation,…Read More
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
9 Binary-Breaking Books by Intersex Authors
We thank writer and community member and Chris M Arlone for compiling this list of “9 Binary-Breaking Books by Intersex Authors.” and we’re proud to say it includes one (Born Both: An Intersex Life, Hachette) from our very own Hida Viloria, IC4E’s founding ED! Please enjoy and share. #intersex #breaktheBinary #intersexauthors #intersexwriters #ownvoices #lgbtqia …Read More
Our A.D. is First Recipient of a US X Passport!
We finally did it! Today, our Associate Director Dana Zzyym became the first recipient of a US passport with an X sex/gender marker. Receiving the passport culminates a six year legal battle which began, fittingly, on Intersex Awareness Day (October 26th) 2015, when Zzyym’s groundbreaking lawsuit for a passport that accurately reflects them as neither…Read More
Happy Intersex Awareness Day 2021!
For those unfamiliar, October 26th is obnserved as Intersex Awareness Day in honor of the first known intersex protest, outside a hospital in Boston, on October 26, 1996 (as pictured below). Today we give thanks to all who have worked before us, and all working today, to ensure that intersex people around the world are…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
Trans-intersex coalition: 1996 – now
Note: Some of the dates in the original posting have been corrected. Intersex Awareness Day is observed on October 26th in commemoration of the first North American intersex protest, in 1996 in Boston, where the American Academy of Pediatrics was holding their annual meeting. As demonstrated in the picture below, the trans and intersex alliance…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
Boston Children’s Hospital pledges to stop intersex infant surgeries!
As reported today in a joint article by USA Today and The 19th, a spokesperson for Boston Children’s Hospital told The 19th that it “will not perform clitoroplasty or vaginoplasty in patients who are too young to participate in a meaningful discussion of the implications of these surgeries, unless anatomical differences threaten the physical health…Read More