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Non-binary / Gender

Celebrating National Coming Out Day!

“Intersex people are born on the frontlines of homophobia and transphobia because we’re vulnerable to being harmed in infancy if our differences from heterosexual norms are detected, as they often are.” — IC4E Founding Director Hida Viloria View this post on Instagram #NationalComingOutDay A post shared by hida viloria (@hidaviloria) on Oct 11, 2018 at…

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Colorado Becomes First U.S. State to Issue Intersex Birth Certificate!

On September 19th, the same day that Federal Judge Jackson ruled in favor of our Associate Director Dana Zzyym receiving their non-binary passport, intersex activist Anunnaki Ray Marquez received his intersex birth certificate in the mail! This makes Colorado the first U.S. state to allow intersex birth certificates (as opposed to New York City, the…

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Dana Zzyym Interviewed on Radiolab

Our Associate Director Dana Zzyym shares their incredible journey toward wholeness as a non-binary intersex person and activist on WNYC Studio’s Radiolab. Radiolab has won Peabody Awards, a National Academies Communication Award “for their investigative use of radio to make science accessible to broad audiences.” Zzyym reveals how harmful the nonconsensual treatments they received as…

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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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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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