An Intersex Affirming Biology Textbook is Finally Available!
For centuries and to this day, intersex people and sex characteristics have been portrayed and described negatively within Western medical and scientific discourse, with words such as, “deficient,” “defective” “deformed,” “abnormal,” or “disorder.” As just one of thousands of examples, just last year, a piece in the LA Times, while generally supportive of intersex people,…Read More
Olympian Casey Legler Calls Out Racism, Misogyny & Homophobia in Caster Ruling!
So many have spoken and written about this issue, but the voices that have been sorely needed are those of fellow female athletes saying that it is fine for Caster to compete as she is b/c sports are all about having different advantages, & calling out the IAAF, IOC & CAS (Court of Sport) on…Read More
Our E.D. Viloria for Wash Post on the unscientific and unethical CAS Ruling
Our E.D. Hida Viloria has been advocating for Caster Semenya and women athletes with VSC (variations in sex characteristics, aka intersex) in television and print since 2009–when discrimination against Semenya by women athletes who lost to her and sporting bodies began. S/he continues to do so in he/r latest essay, “Stop trying to make Caster…Read More
Viloria & Pagonis on how Pulaski would not have become American Rev. War hero with today’s intersex surgical interventions + Research Examined
Note: Pressing work on legislative and educational advocacy prevented us from sharing the article referenced in this post, which ran on April 4th, at the time of its release. Our E.D. Hida Viloria and intersex activist Pidgeon Pagonis, founder of the Intersex Justice Project, were nterviewed for the article “Was Casimir Pulaski Intersex?“, in the…Read More
Our E.D. fills press with intersex and trans affirming views
We couldn’t be prouder of our E.D,. for filling the mainstream press with intersex affirming viewpoints in multiple articles s/he was interviewed for about the news that General Casimir Pulaski was probably intersex. S/he also shared how this news is trans affirming, particularly in light of the current trans military ban, as like the Intersex…Read More
New theme for the Intersex Quarterly: Intersex Abroad
As announced by co-editor A.J. Odasso on Twitter, in honor of Intersex Solidarity Day today, the theme for the next issue of the Intersex Quarterly is, “Intersex Abroad.” In solidarity with intersex people across the globe, we want to hear how being intersex has impacted your time abroad, or how you want it to, and/or…Read More
Happy IAD Everyone– The Intersex Quarterly is here!
A message from our E.D. Hida Viloria, Co-editor of the new Intersex Quarterly, our online intersex quarterly produced in conjunction with Indolent Books. I am sooo happy to help share this amazing writing by amazing intersex people with the world. I really never imagined, even in my early thirties (by late 30’s I think I…Read More
Viloria on The Privilege of Pleasure
Happy Valentine’s Day everyone! ILGA, the International Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual,Transgender and Intersex Association, is amazing, and ILGA-Europe–a driving force for political, legal and social change for LGBTI people in Europe and Central Asia–have been incredible, pioneering allies for intersex people around the world as funders of the International Intersex Forums. We are grateful for their…Read More
Intersex voices continue to rise with new quarterly with Indolent Books!
2017 was an incredible year for intersex literature. Born Both: An Intersex Life (Hachette Books), our E.D.’s groundbreaking memoir, was released to feature length, rave reviews in The New Times Book Review, The Washington Post, NPR, and more, and best new book selections by People, Bustle, and School Library Journal. This year, we are thrilled…Read More