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…

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Intersex Activist Appointed to State Dept Position!

We are thrilled to report that yesterday, October 16, the US State Department hired intersex activist Kimberly Zieselman as senior advisor to Jessica Stern, Special Envoy for LGBTQI+ Human Rights! Zieselman is well known to the community as the former executive director of interACT: Advocates for IntersexYouth, and we congratulate her on her groundbreaking appointment!…

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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…

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Intersex Americans Included in Biden’s Call for LGBTQI Equality!

Yesterday, in his “Executive Order on Advancing Equality for Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, Transgender, Queer, and Intersex Individuals,” President Biden became the first US President to include intersex-Americans in the fight for equality! Last year, during an Intersex Round Table meeting held by White House staff including Dr. Rachel Levine, of the Department of Health and…

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X Passports Avail April 11 – Tx to our AD’s Lawsuit!

The US State Department announced today that X Marker Passports will be available to all US citizens starting on April 11th–a historic development made possible by our Associage Director Dana Zzyym’s lawsuit against them for such a passport! As stated in their press release, “The Department is setting a precedent as the first federal government…

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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…

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Dana Zzyym’s Op-ed for NBC News

Our Associate Director Dana Zzyym explains what drove them to fight for so long for the first US passport with an X sex/gender marker in a beautiful op-ed for NBC News titled, “America finally issued me an acurate passport. Here’s why it took so long.”  “For centuries, society has ignored and even hidden the existence…

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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…

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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…

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