Tonight, the Smithsonian Channel’s America’s Hidden Stories will air the documentary “The General Was Female?”, which explores years of research which determine that General Casimir Pulaski, often revered as the Father of the American Cavalry, was an intersex person with Congenital Adrenal Hyperplasia (CAH). This is incredible news for our community, which has lacked historical…

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LAMBDA LEGAL PRESS RELEASE, Tuesday, October 10, 2017 Contact Tom Warnke: C: 213-841-4503; twarnke@lambdalegal.org ==================================================== Lambda Legal Continues Fight on Behalf of Intersex Citizen Denied a U.S. Passport “In the year since the Court ruled in favor of our client, the State Department doubled-down on its discriminatory male-or-female-only gender policy, again denying Dana an essential…

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Earlier today, Lambda Legal–who are representing our Associate Director Dana Zzyym in their historic U.S. lawsuit for accurate gender recognition on their passport–issued an update in the case titled, “Victory for Intersex Plaintiff”. From the press release: “Lambda Legal is urging the State Department to issue accurate passports for non-binary people! This comes after a…

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Yesterday, in a Santa Cruz California courtroom, Sara Kelly Keenan became the second U.S. citizen—and the first California resident—to legally change her gender from female to “non-binary.” Keenan, a retired paralegal, was inspired to petition the court for a gender change to “nonbinary” by Jamie Shupe’s similar victory in Oregon this past June.   We…

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Last Intersex Awareness Day, 2015, our Associate Director Dana Zzyym, who uses they/them/their pronouns, and Lambda Legal, the country’s largest, oldest LGBT civil rights organization, announced that they were suing the U.S. Department of State for denying Zzyym a passport that accurately reflects their sex and gender. Today, Lambda Legal staff attorneys urged the U.S. District Court…

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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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