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Media Reports

Excellent Coverage in Buzzfeed of Zzyym’s Groundbreaking Lawsuit

  “Foreign nationals who have the X marker on their passports are permitted to enter the U.S. and yet we’re denying the same rights to our own citizens,” said  Paul Castillo, the Lambda Legal staff attorney handling OII-USA Associate Director Dana Zzyym’s case. “When you are allowing foreign nationals more rights than you do your own…

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OII-USA’s Hida Viloria & Claudia Astorino & more on HuffPostLIve

OII-USA Director Hida Viloria, & Associate Director Claudia Astorino spoke with HuffPostLive today about who intersex people are, Germany’s third gender law, and human rights for intersex people. We were joined by fellow intersex activist Sean Safia Wall, of AIC, Intersex Roadshow blogger and Professor Cary Gabriel Costello, and former OII Human Rights Spokesperson David…

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Miss USA 2013 Contestant Is Openly MRKH!

Openly MRKH Miss USA 2013 contestant, Jaclyn Shultz of Michigan, states the following in her Miss USA profile: “Jaclyn is the proud spokeswoman for “A Beautiful You MRKH Foundation.” Since she was born without a uterus, this non-profit is close to her heart.” Schultz, we applaud your openness in proudly announcing your MRKH!  OII-USA wishes…

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OII Selected as Finalists for Global Prize for Collaborative Social Justice

OII is thrilled to have been selected as finalists for the Arcus Center for Social Justice Leadership’s Global Prize for Collaborative Social Justice, by a group of jurors including author, activist, and scholar Angela Davis, Cary Alan Johnson, former executive director of the International Gay and Lesbian Human Rights Commission, and Shea Howell, Detroit-based author,…

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OII’s Julius Kaggwa quoted re: LGBTI struggle in Uganda

US Faith Leaders have banded together to support the LGBTI community in Uganda, and call for a ban to anti-homosexuality bill. OII member Julius Kaggwa is quoted: …Julius Kaggwa, a prominent Ugandan LGBTI rights activist in Washington, DC this week for Human Rights First’s inaugural Human Rights Summit, hailed the supportive calls from faith leaders,…

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March 7 2012 was an historic day for LGBT people at the United Nations Human Rights Council – now we need full and equal intersex inclusion

WE had hoped to comment on the proceedings of Wednesday March 7, 2012 a little sooner than now. We have been attempting to obtain a full transcript of the proceedings at the United Nations Human Rights Council discussion titled Human rights, sexual orientation and gender identity but one was not forthcoming. Instead, ILGA – the International Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, Trans…

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