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Dana Zzyym Continues Fight for Intersex Federal Recognition!

From our Executive Director, Hida Viloria Yesterday, our associate director Dana Zzyym returned to federal district court in Denver, Colorado, to fight for the right to have their sex/gender (the two are conflated in law) accurately recognized as neither male nor female, but intersex and non-binary. As Dana and their legal representative Paul Castillo, from…

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Intersex Memoir BORN BOTH Nominated for Lambda Literary Award!

Last year, we were thrilled and proud to announce the release of the first book by an openly intersex author to be published by a Big 5 Publisher (Hachette Books), by our very own founding Director, long-time queer, non-binary intersex, Latinx activist and writer Hida Viloria. Viloria’s memoir, em>Born Both: An Intersex Life, received extensive…

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Celebrating Black History Month: Nthabiseng Mokoena

Nthabiseng Mokoena is a prominent South African intersex activist whose strength and courage as one of the very first (if not the very first) black South Africans to advocate publicly for intersex rights we celebrate today. Mokoena was born wth ambiguous genitalia in rural South Africa, where many people believe that children born intersex are…

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Celebrating Black History Month: Sean Saifa Wall

In honor of Black History Month, we celebrate African-American artist and activist Sean Saifa Wall, whose groundbreaking work we have featured here in the past. Wall is a well-published speaker, researcher, and long-time intersex human rights activist whose intersectional perspective and voice as a queer intersex person of color is much needed and appreciated! In…

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Zzyym’s Non-Binary Passport Lawsuit in The Daily Beast

“If a pending Lambda Legal lawsuit against the U.S. State Department gets resolved in favor of an intersex person named Dana Zzym, then we could start seeing non-binary gender markers on U.S. passports in the future as well. For transgender people who do identify as male or female, passport gender marker changes have been a…

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Intersex inclusion in “What’s the Difference b/w Sex & Gender?”

Our E.D. Hida Viloria is quoted today in the Refinery29 article, “What’s the Difference between Sex & Gender?“. “Essentially, gender doesn’t boil down to our sex parts for anyone,” Viloria says. “We’re born with certain bodies, but they don’t even matter until we start having a perception of who we are.” As s/he mentions in…

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First Openly Intersex American Elected to Public Office!

Earlier this week, Betsey Driver became the first openly intersex American to be elected to public office in a beautiful win for not just for her, but for all intersex people! Driver, who founded the online intersex support group Bodies Like Ours in 2001, was elected to the city council of the Borough of Flemington,…

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