American Bar Assoc Resolution on informed consent for intersex surgeries
As reported in the ABA Journal, the ABA (American Bar Association) House of Delegates approved a resolution on Monday, February 6, asking medical professionals to obtain consent from minors with intersex traits before doing medical or surgical intervention. As outlined on the ABA’s website, Resolution 511: Opposes all federal, state, local, territorial, and tribal legislation,…Read More
IC4E Speaks With the White House–Again!
HAPPY INTERSEX AWARENESS DAY 2022 EVERYONE! This Intersex Awareness Day, like last, our Executive Director Hida Viloria was among a group of intersex activists that participated, by invitation, in an Intersex Round Table meeting with representatives of the Biden-Harris Administration at the White House. Although all were invited to attend in person, the majority of…Read More
Intersex Activist Appointed to State Dept Position!
We are thrilled to report that yesterday, October 16, the US State Department hired intersex activist Kimberly Zieselman as senior advisor to Jessica Stern, Special Envoy for LGBTQI+ Human Rights! Zieselman is well known to the community as the former executive director of interACT: Advocates for IntersexYouth, and we congratulate her on her groundbreaking appointment!…Read More
IC4E’s Recommendations to the HHS
IC4E EXECUTIVE DIRECTOR HIDA VILORIA CALLS ON THE HHS TO DEPATHOLOGIZE INTERSEX STATUS, ACKNOWLEDGE FORCED OR COERCED MEDICAL PROCEDURES AS A FORM OF CONVERSION THERAPY, AND INCLUDE INTERSEX CITIZENS IN DATA COLLECTION ON SEX Yesterday, September 20th, 2022, IC4E ED Hida Viloria spoke, by invitation, on a recorded zoom call with US Department of Health…Read More
Intersex Americans Included in Biden’s Call for LGBTQI Equality!
Yesterday, in his “Executive Order on Advancing Equality for Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, Transgender, Queer, and Intersex Individuals,” President Biden became the first US President to include intersex-Americans in the fight for equality! Last year, during an Intersex Round Table meeting held by White House staff including Dr. Rachel Levine, of the Department of Health and…Read More
X Passports Avail April 11 – Tx to our AD’s Lawsuit!
The US State Department announced today that X Marker Passports will be available to all US citizens starting on April 11th–a historic development made possible by our Associage Director Dana Zzyym’s lawsuit against them for such a passport! As stated in their press release, “The Department is setting a precedent as the first federal government…Read More
Intersex Memoir one of Harper’s 10 to be Inspired By
Our ED Hida Viloria’s acclaimed memoir BORN BOTH: AN INTERSEX LIFE, has been selected, alongside Maya Angelou’s, Michelle Obama’s and Gloria Steinem’s, by UK Harper’s Bazaar as one of “10 memoirs and autobiographies to be inspired by“! IC4E has always believed that in order for intersex people to be treated equally, the mainstream population needs…Read More
9 Binary-Breaking Books by Intersex Authors
We thank writer and community member and Chris M Arlone for compiling this list of “9 Binary-Breaking Books by Intersex Authors.” and we’re proud to say it includes one (Born Both: An Intersex Life, Hachette) from our very own Hida Viloria, IC4E’s founding ED! Please enjoy and share. #intersex #breaktheBinary #intersexauthors #intersexwriters #ownvoices #lgbtqia …Read More
Happy Intersex Solidarity Day to allies everywhere!
Today is observed as the Intersex Day of Remembrance in honor of the birthday of Herculine Barbin, a nineteenth centrury French intersex lesbian who tragicaly committed suicde after being found by doctors to be intersex, tried in court for gender fraud, and forced to reassign their sex to male. We honor Barbin and all the…Read More