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E.D. Viloria in The Daily Beast on Intersex Discrimination by the TSA

  Our E.D. Hida Viloria discusses how some intersex people are discriminated against by the TSA simply because of the sex characteristics we were born with in he/r latest essay “Fear of Flying–or at Least the TSA–While Intersex.” We thank The Daily Beast for helping to bring attention to the discrimination intersex people face by…

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Intersex Activists Draft Bill SB1342 to Protect Intersex Infants!

Mo Cortez, Koomah, and Interact Advocates for Intersex Youth have done something fantastic: Bill SB 1342! It’s a bill: “Relating to prohibiting nonconsensual genital surgery on certain minors with intersex traits.” See the following from The Houston Intersex Society on how you can get involved. It’s one of the first known Intersex protecting bills ever…

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Happy Women’s Day To And From ALL Women

Intersex women, transwomen, queer women, and lesbians have often been accused of not being real women. Today, as we celebrate International Women’s Day, please don’t forget your marginalized sisters. We are all women, and we are stronger together.

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Sean Safia Wall profiled in NBC OUT

Sean Safia Wall is an African-American intersex artist, researcher and activist whose voice and perspective we have been a fan of since 2007, when he appeared, with ICE founder Hida Viloria and others, in the award-winning intersex documentary One in 2000 (available for viewing here). Currently, Wall is the founder of the EMERGE, “the parent project for a…

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Happy Bisexual Awareness Week to all!

As #Bisexual Awareness Week 2016 kicks off today, we would like to acknowledge our support and solidarity with the bisexual community. We recognize and acknowledge that many of our partners, spouses and loved ones are bisexual, and that both the bisexual and intersex communities are stigmatized because we challenge binary, heteronormative expectations. Please forward this reading…

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Our Own Dr. Dani Harris’s Petition for Police Training Reform

The Intersex Campaign for Equality supports all members of the intersex community regardless of race, religion, ethnicity, gender identity, sexual orientation or ability, and we, like many, have been deeply saddened by, and are deeply concerned about, the slew of killings and violence witnessed against Black Americans by police officers over the past days, months,…

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Love & Prayers to All in Orlando & Beyond

OII-USA, aka the Intersex Campaign for Equality, sends our love and prayers to the friends, families and loved ones of the innocent victims of the #PulseOrlando nightclub shooting. We acknowledge that this tragedy was not just an act of terror, as certain factions of the American press are portraying it, but a hate crime against…

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Intersex-ionality: Why Confronting Racism Matters

Our E.D. Hida Viloria has been lobbying, writing, and speaking about the issues of racism, sexism, and interphobia in sporting regulations against intersex athletes since 2009, when black South Africa track star Caster Semenya was banned from competition. Sadly, however, when s/he tried, at an international intersex activism conference, to discuss the fact that women…

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E.D. Hida Viloria in the Groundbreaking GENDERNAUTS

  Gendernauts is the groundbreaking, multi award-winning 1999 documentary by German filmmaker Monika Truet, which shows us a group of artists in San Francisco who live between the poles of conventional gender identities, including ICE’s own Hida Viloria. The New York Times review of the film, after it’s February 4, 2000, United States premiere at Manhattan’s Cinema Village, had this…

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