California Becomes Second State to Offer Third Gender Option!

HURRAY for all non-binary people, and all of us who have fought to be recognized as non-binary!!!! Big thanks to Governor Brown for signing bill SB 179 into law last night, and to Senators Toni Atkins (D-San Diego) and Scott Wiener (D-San Francisco) for authoring it, and Equality California and the Transgender Law Center for…

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Fight for Non-Binary Passport Continues!

    As reported in a press release yesterday, Lambda Legal has filed a motion to reopen the case of Dana Zzyym, our Associate Director, for non-binary gender recognition on their passport. Zzyym, who identifies as non-binary and uses they/them/theirs pronouns, is the first non-binary American to sue for the right to accurate federal gender…

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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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Intersex Bodily Autonomy & Self Determination Honored in S. African Case!

“Social Development Minister Bathabile Dlamini said government recognises that being intersex is a sexual characteristic, and not a medical condition. Speaking at a conference when SA joined the global fight to stop genital surgery on intersex babies said she believed the practice to be harmful and should therefore be stopped.” This fantastic news, reported yesterday…

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OII-USA Dana Zzyym’s Lawsuit in Newsday!

This great piece in Newsday accurately describes Dana’s case, points out that some intersex people, unlike Dana, identify as men or women (as we have always made clear), and even features a great pic of Dana and Paul Castillo, the Lambda Legal staff attorney representing Dana in this lawsuit. Big thanks to Newsday for giving…

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NY Times Covers OII-USA’s Dana Zzyym’s Historic Lawsuit!

“I defended the rights of this country. I believe I should be able to use a few of them.” — Dana Zzyym, Associate Director, OII-USA “It is nearly impossible to end discrimination against a group of people that doesn’t legally exist.” — OII-USA Founder and E.D. Hida Viloria We are deeply grateful and impressed by…

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