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Human Rights

Dana Zzyym Continues Fight for Intersex Federal Recognition!

From our Executive Director, Hida Viloria Yesterday, our associate director Dana Zzyym returned to federal district court in Denver, Colorado, to fight for the right to have their sex/gender (the two are conflated in law) accurately recognized as neither male nor female, but intersex and non-binary. As Dana and their legal representative Paul Castillo, from…

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Celebrating Black History Month: Nthabiseng Mokoena

Nthabiseng Mokoena is a prominent South African intersex activist whose strength and courage as one of the very first (if not the very first) black South Africans to advocate publicly for intersex rights we celebrate today. Mokoena was born wth ambiguous genitalia in rural South Africa, where many people believe that children born intersex are…

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Celebrating Black History Month: Sean Saifa Wall

In honor of Black History Month, we celebrate African-American artist and activist Sean Saifa Wall, whose groundbreaking work we have featured here in the past. Wall is a well-published speaker, researcher, and long-time intersex human rights activist whose intersectional perspective and voice as a queer intersex person of color is much needed and appreciated! In…

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IC4E Celebrates Black History Month! Today: Dr. Dani Lee Harris

It’s black history month, and we’ve been thinking about the significant contributions that black community members have made to intersex activism and human rights. IC4E is grounded in perspectives of color, founded originally as OII-USA by Hida Viloria, a child of South American immigrant parents and long-time activist, twice arrested fighting for equality for people…

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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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Zzyym’s Non-Binary Passport Lawsuit in The Daily Beast

“If a pending Lambda Legal lawsuit against the U.S. State Department gets resolved in favor of an intersex person named Dana Zzym, then we could start seeing non-binary gender markers on U.S. passports in the future as well. For transgender people who do identify as male or female, passport gender marker changes have been a…

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Human Rights Watch E.D. Speaks Out Against Nonconsensual Intersex Surgeries!

The medical establishment has been aware of the intersex community’s desire for an end to nonconsensual medically unnecessary surgeries on intersex youth — aka Intersex Genital Mutilation (IGM) — for over two decades, but as history has shown, social change rarely comes without support from allies. Big thanks to Human Rights Watch​ E.D. Graeme Reid…

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Intersex: A Perilous Difference, By Professor Morgan Holmes

A lot of books have been written “about” intersex people, but Intersex: A Perilous Difference (January 2008), is the first book on intersex people and the human rights abuse of Intersex Genital Mutilation (IGM)–a.k.a. nonconsensual medically unnecessary surgeries on intersex infants and children–published by an intersex person. Author Morgan Holmes is a Canadian professor of sociology…

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