For Intersex Awareness Day: The History of the X Passport Marker

The History of the X Passport Marker Six years ago today, on Intersex Awareness Day 2015, our Associate Director Dana Zzyym filed their groundbreaking lawsuit for a US passport with an “X” sex /gender marker.  In the years since, three courts have ruled that it is unconstitutional for the State Department to deny Zzyym a…

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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…

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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…

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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…

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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…

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Lurie Children’s Hospital issues apology for medically unnecessary intersex surgeries, promises to temporarily stop performing!

In an outstandingly positive, celebratory moment for the intersex community, Lurie Childrens’ Hospital in Chicago just became the first institution of its kind to apologize for performing medically unnecessary surgeries on intersex infants, and to temporarily stop performing them while it re-evaluates its protocols. We note that the apology comes just two weeks after Lurie’s…

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Albania bans intersex infant surgeries!!!

Albania has made a historic decision to stop medical interventions at birth in the cases of intersex children! It joins Malta, Uruguay, and the Indian state of Tamil Nadu in doing so. As reported today in exit news, on June 24th, The Ministry of Health has approved a protocol for the Evaluation of Children with…

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Tenth Circuit Orders State Dept to Reconsider Denying Dana Zzyym an Accurate Passport

From Associate Director Zzyym’s team at Lambda Legal. ==================================================== LAMBDA LEGAL PRESS RELEASE, Tuesday, May 12, 2020 Contact Tom Warnke: C: 213-841-4503; twarnke@lambdalegal.org ==================================================== Tenth Circuit Orders State Department to Reconsider Decision to Deny Intersex Vet an Accurate Passport “The Court wants the State Department – for the third time – to reconsider Dana’s passport…

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