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9 Binary-Breaking Books by Intersex Authors – incl our ED

By admin author | November 17, 2021

We thank writer and  community member and Chris M Arlone for compiling this list of “9 Binary-Breaking Books by Intersex Authors.” and we’re proud to say it includes one (Born…

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Happy Intersex Solidarity Day to allies everywhere!

By admin author | November 8, 2021

Today is observed as the Intersex Day of Remembrance in honor of the birthday of Herculine Barbin, a nineteenth centrury French intersex lesbian who tragicaly committed suicde after being found…

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Dana Zzyym’s Op-ed for NBC News

By admin author | November 2, 2021

Our Associate Director Dana Zzyym explains what drove them to fight for so long for the first US passport with an X sex/gender marker in a beautiful op-ed for NBC…

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Our Assoc Director becomes first recipient of a US passport with an X sex marker!

By admin author | October 27, 2021

We finally did it! Today, our Associate Director Dana Zzyym became the first recipient of a US passport with an X sex/gender marker. Receiving the passport culminates a six year…

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For Intersex Awareness Day: The History of the X Passport Marker

By admin author | October 26, 2021

The History of the X Passport Marker Six years ago today, on Intersex Awareness Day 2015, our Associate Director Dana Zzyym filed their groundbreaking lawsuit for a US passport with…

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Happy Intersex Awareness Day 2021!

By admin author | October 26, 2021

For those unfamiliar, October 26th is obnserved as Intersex Awareness Day in honor of the first known intersex protest, outside a hospital in Boston, on October 26, 1996 (as pictured…

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Our AD’s Lawsuit in The New York Times

By admin author | February 25, 2021

More coverage this week of our Associate Director Dana Zzyym’s lawsuit, today in the New York Times. We thank Lambda Legal, as always,for acting as Dana’s legal representatives in the…

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Happy Intersex Solidarity Day to all intersex people & allies!

By admin author | November 8, 2020

Although we’ve seen many instances of intersex people being harmed because we’re different, we’ve also seen so many instances of wonderfully supportive friends, family members, health care workers, co-workers, colleagues,…

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Trans-intersex coalition: 1996 – now

By admin author | October 27, 2020

Note: Some of the dates in the original posting have been corrected. Intersex Awareness Day is observed on October 26th in commemoration of the first North American intersex protest, in…

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New resource for Intersex Awareness Day: Tips for Creating an Intersex-Friendly Environment

By admin author | October 26, 2020

Intersex Awareness Day is about educating society in order make the world safe for intersex people to live openly, without unwanted intervention, as who we are. In this vein, we…

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Boston Children’s Hospital pledges to stop intersex infant surgeries!

By admin author | October 22, 2020

As reported today in a joint article by USA Today and The 19th, a spokesperson for Boston Children’s Hospital told The 19th that it “will not perform clitoroplasty or vaginoplasty…

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Our E.D.s intersex memoir makes NY Public Library’s list of Essential Feminist Reads

By admin author | August 19, 2020

As the 19th Amendment turns 100, The New York Public Library reflects on the history of suffrage and feminism with the publication of NYPL’s Essential Reads on Feminism, and we…

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Great feature piece on Pidgeon Pagonis and Sean Saifa Wall

By admin author | August 6, 2020

This fantastic piece in The 19th features in depth, illuminating interviews with Intersex Justice Project founders Pidgeon Pagonis and Sean Saifa Wall. It explores the historic ties between racism and…

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Lurie Children’s Hospital issues apology for medically unnecessary intersex surgeries, promises to temporarily stop performing!

By admin author | July 28, 2020

In an outstandingly positive, celebratory moment for the intersex community, Lurie Childrens’ Hospital in Chicago just became the first institution of its kind to apologize for performing medically unnecessary surgeries…

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Indya Moore Calls Out Lurie Children’s Hospital for Performing Surgeries on Intersex Babies!

By admin author | July 18, 2020

As reported in PinkNews, Indya Moore, Angelica Ross and Gabrielle Union have lent their voices to a petition calling for an end to intersex surgeries at a Chicago children’s hospital.…

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Albania bans intersex infant surgeries!!!

By admin author | June 27, 2020

Albania has made a historic decision to stop medical interventions at birth in the cases of intersex children! It joins Malta, Uruguay, and the Indian state of Tamil Nadu in…

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Hans Lindahl slams “Middlesex” (VIDEO)

By admin author | May 31, 2020

Hans Lindahl, Communications Director for InterACT: Advocates of Intersex Youth, breaks down why the 2002 novel Middlesex–which features an intersex protagonist–is so problematic in the insightful and educational video “Why…

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Tenth Circuit Orders State Dept to Reconsider Denying Dana Zzyym an Accurate Passport

By admin author | May 12, 2020

From Associate Director Zzyym’s team at Lambda Legal. ==================================================== LAMBDA LEGAL PRESS RELEASE, Tuesday, May 12, 2020 Contact Tom Warnke: C: 213-841-4503; twarnke@lambdalegal.org ==================================================== Tenth Circuit Orders State Department to…

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“Intersex” at Malaga Spanish Film Festival

By admin author | April 9, 2020

Despite these trying times, we are happy to report another example of intersex visibility in the popular culture. From VARIETY magazine: MADRID — Cecilia Roth starrer “Alice,” Ana Piterbarg’s “La…

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Dana Zzyym in Washington Post’s X Passport Bill Coverage

By admin author | February 26, 2020

We live in a society so committed to enforcing an exclusively binary sex/gender system that it subjects healthy babies to irreversible, high risk, medically unnecessary gonadal and/or genital surgeries in…

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