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…Read More
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…Read More
E.D. Presenting at Columbia’s Center for Gender & Sexuality Law
Intersex Campaign for Equality E.D. Hida Viloria will be presenting “Cultural Delusion and Social Oppression: Why Intersex Inclusion Matters”, a free lunchtime talk at the esteemed Columbia University’s Center for Sexuality and Gender Law. Please join us! Monday, October 9th, 12:10pm Columbia Law School 435 W 116th St, New York, New York 10027Read More
Help For Struggling Youth
In light of the tragic fatal shooting last weekend of non-binary intersex college student Scout Schultz, we encourage anyone who knows a youth who is struggling to make them aware that they can reach out for free to the following organizations, which offer 24 hour mental health/suicide prevention counseling: The Trevor Project…Read More
Intersex Memoir Born Both Praised in The New York Times, Washington Post & More!
“[A] poignant and powerful story.” – The Washington Post “Groundbreaking…This brave and empowering book deserves a wide audience.” – Library Journal We are overjoyed to report that the recently released memoir, Born Both: An Intersex Life (Hachette Books, 2017), by our very own founding E.D. Hida Viloria, has been receiving phenomenal praise–including a…Read More
International Day Against Homophobia, Biphobia, & Transphobia
We stand in solidarity with the LGBTQIA community in observing the International Day Against Homophobia, Biphobia & Transphobia, and although there is not consensus, we also support the inclusion of Interphobia as Intersex people suffer greatly due to anti-queer prejudice. #idahobit2017 #idahot2017Read More
Sex-Positive = Intersex-Positive in Huffington Post
Our E.D.’s latest essay, “Remember: Sex-Positive = Intersex-Positive,” in Huffington Post Queer Voices, examines the intersectionality of feminism and intersex issues by exploring medical and social views towards clitoral reduction surgeries on intersex baby girls and future women. Enjoy and please share widely to educate about how intersex issues are feminist issues. http://www.huffingtonpost.com/entry/sex-positive-intersex-positive_us_58e6d8d7e4b0acd784ca56cd?ncid=engmodushpmg00000003Read More
Our E.D.’s Intersex Memoir Hits Stores Tomorrow!
In a world that desperately needs to hear intersex stories, we are thrilled that tomorrow, March 14th, our E.D. Hida Viloria’s memoir, Born Both: An Intersex Life, will become the first book by an intersex author to be published by a Big Four publisher! This sends a strong message that people want intersex voices to…Read More
Happy Bisexual Awareness Week to all!
As #Bisexual Awareness Week 2016 kicks off today, we would like to acknowledge our support and solidarity with the bisexual community. We recognize and acknowledge that many of our partners, spouses and loved ones are bisexual, and that both the bisexual and intersex communities are stigmatized because we challenge binary, heteronormative expectations. Please forward this reading…Read More