Dana Zzyym’s Op-ed for NBC News
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 News titled, “America finally issued me an acurate passport. Here’s why it took so long.” “For centuries, society has ignored and even hidden the existence…Read More
Our A.D. is First Recipient of a US X Passport!
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 legal battle which began, fittingly, on Intersex Awareness Day (October 26th) 2015, when Zzyym’s groundbreaking lawsuit for a passport that accurately reflects them as neither…Read More
IC4E Meets With the White House Admin!
HAPPY INTERSEX AWARENESS DAY 2021 EVERYONE! Today, while in Colorado with our Associate Director Dana Zzyym in anticipation of their receiving the first US passport with an “X” sex marker to represaent that they are not male or female but intersex, our Executive Director, Hida Viloria, participated virtually, by invitation, in a Round Table meeting…Read More
For Intersex Awareness Day: The History of the X Passport Marker
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 an “X” sex /gender marker. In the years since, three courts have ruled that it is unconstitutional for the State Department to deny Zzyym a…Read More
Happy Intersex Awareness Day 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 below). Today we give thanks to all who have worked before us, and all working today, to ensure that intersex people around the world are…Read More
Our AD’s Lawsuit in The New York Times
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 lawsuit. We also encourage President Biden and the State Department to issue Zzyym’s passport swiftly, and to make an X option available on passports for…Read More
Happy Intersex Solidarity Day to all intersex people & allies!
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, allies and others in our lives. On this Intersex Solidarity Day, also (and originally) observed as the Intersex Day of Remembrance, we send our deepest…Read More
Trans-intersex coalition: 1996 – now
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 1996 in Boston, where the American Academy of Pediatrics was holding their annual meeting. As demonstrated in the picture below, the trans and intersex alliance…Read More
New resource: Tips for Creating an Intersex-Friendly Environment
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 give you, Diversity is Healthy- Tips for Cresting an Intersex-Friendly Environment This one page resource explores the critical impact of language in creating safe and…Read More