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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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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“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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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…

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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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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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Yesterday the U.S. State Department issued the following statement in conjunction with Intersex Awareness Day: In recognition of Intersex Awareness Day, the United States State Department stands in solidarity with intersex persons and advocates around the world. We recognize that intersex persons face violence, discrimination, harassment, and persecution on account to their sex characteristics. At…

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