We are proud to announce that the Intersex Campaign for Equality, aka OII-USA, has been awarded a grant by the Astraea Lesbian Justice Foundation’s Intersex Human Rights Fund, The first of its kind, the Intersex Human Rights Fund supports organizations, projects and campaigns led by intersex activists working to ensure the human rights, bodily autonomy, physical integrity and self-determination of intersex people worldwide.
Astraea’s grant will support our efforts for attaining equal human rights for intersex people, specifically by enabling us to film the trailer for a documentary which OII-USA E.D. Hida Viloria is co-producing with documentary filmmaker Sam McConnell. The documentary will share intersex people’s real adult lives: our passions, joys, challenges and efforts for equality, including OII-USA Associate Director Dana Zzyym’s groundbreaking lawsuit for legal recognition as someone who is not male or female, but a non-binary intersex person. As E.D. Viloria has said, “It is virtually impossible to end discrimination against a group of people that are legally invisible”, and we are further thrilled to be able to document this revolutionary moment in the history of how we view the human species.
We are deeply grateful to everyone at Astraea who had the vision and did the work to make the Intersex Human Rights Fund a reality! Never before has a philanthropic organization recognized and supported human rights for intersex people in this way. In addition, as a pre-requisite for attaining the grant, OII-USA has finally found a non-profit sponsor, which means that you can now make tax-deductible donations to support our pioneering human rights work for intersex people. :)