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Intersex Awareness Day event at UC Davis, Oct. 23rd

By Hida | October 22, 2013

OII-USA Director Hida Viloria will be talking about human rights for intersex people at UC Davis’s LGBTQIA Pride Week.  Yay for acceptance & awareness!      

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4th Annual NYC Intersex Awareness Day: Events This Week!

By Hida | October 21, 2013

Hi, everyone!  With Intersex Awareness Day (Oct 26th) right around the corner, we’ve got two fantastic events in NYC this year to raise awareness about what intersex is, why intersex…

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Europe adopts historic resolution on children’s right to physical integrity!

By Hida | October 8, 2013

The Council of Europe is an an international organization which focuses on promoting human rights, democracy, and the rule of law in Europe, and is comprised of 47 member nations. On October 1st, 2013,…

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Viloria in The Advocate on “Why We Need to Protect Intersex Babies”

By Hida | September 30, 2013

We’re very pleased that The Advocate has shown a continuing interest in educating its many readers on intersex issues!  The essay not only educates regarding the discrimination and harm involved…

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OPEN CALL: let the US gov’t know your needs as an intersex person

By Hida | September 27, 2013

The U.S. National Intstitute of Health (NIH) has put out “Request for Information (RFI): Inviting Comments and Suggestions on the Health and Health Research Needs, Specific Health Issues and Concerns…

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L.A. Radio host Sheena Metal comes out as intersex!

By Hida | July 18, 2013

Los Angeles radio personality Sheena Metal, host of the nightly The Sheena Metal Experience, came out as intersex in an interview with the Gay Star News. Kudos to Sheena for…

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1st ever EU policy document referring to intersex people released!

By Hida | July 6, 2013

Ins — 25 June 2013 Press Release OII Europe The Foreign Affairs Council of the European Union adopted Guidelines To Promote and Protect the Enjoyment of All Human Rights by Lesbian, Gay,…

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Intersex people included in anti-discrimination legislation for 1st time in history! Go OII Australia!

By Hida | June 25, 2013

We celebrate this fantastic, historic victory for intersex people! Morgan from OII Australia reports. OII Australia is relieved and excited at the passing of the Sex Discrimination Amendment (Sexual Orientation,…

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Intersex book review: GOLDEN BOY

By Hida | June 18, 2013

Hida Viloria’s review Three Reasons This Intersex Lesbian Loved Abigail Tartellin’s “Golden Boy”, about the novel featuring an intersex teen, can be found on her blog Intersex and Out. ,…

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OII Australia welcomes intersex-inclusive new federal guidelines on sex and gender recognition

By Hida | June 13, 2013

By Morgan on 13 June 2013 i The federal government has finally released the “Australian Government Guidelines on the Recognition of Sex and Gender”. We warmly welcome their publication and implementation, and also the…

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Viloria’s “Intersex: The Final Coming Out Frontier”, in The Advocate

By Hida | June 12, 2013

Thrilled to have my essay, “Intersex, The Final Coming Out Frontier”, published today in The Advocate, the U.S.’s oldest and largest LGBT publication.

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Watch Hermaphrodites Speak! the first intersex documentary

By admin author | June 5, 2013

“The problem is not with the [intersex] child, the problem is with the attitudes towards the child.” — Hida Viloria, 1996 “I know, from my experience of my very own…

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First-Ever Intersex-Inclusive Anti-Discrimination Bill Passes Parliament in Australia!

By Hida | May 30, 2013

This is fantastic! With the work of affiliates from OII-Australia, the first-ever intersex-inclusive anti-discrimination bill has passed the House of Representatives/Parliament. Now the bill needs to pass in the Australian…

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Kenyan Lawsuit Filed Over Intersex Legal Recognition and Protection from Cosmetic “Treatment”

By Hida | May 25, 2013

Kenya’s second-ever lawsuit concerning intersex issues has been filed. An intersex individual referred to as Baby A is suing Kenyan authorities for 1)legal recognition of intersex individuals, and 2)the right of…

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OII Thanks UN’s Navi Pillay

By Hida | May 24, 2013

On December 10, 2012, a group of over two dozen intersex organizations and leaders from around the world, spearheaded by the Organisation Intersex International (OII), and our affiliates in Africa,…

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Viloria live on BBC News Radio

By Hida | May 17, 2013

OII-USA Director Hida Viloria was interviewed live on May 16th for BBC News Radio, regarding the groundbreaking lawsuit by the Crawford family for their intersex son, who was castrated at…

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Miss USA 2013 Contestant Is Openly MRKH!

By Hida | May 16, 2013

Openly MRKH Miss USA 2013 contestant, Jaclyn Shultz of Michigan, states the following in her Miss USA profile: “Jaclyn is the proud spokeswoman for “A Beautiful You MRKH Foundation.” Since…

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Your Beautiful Child: Information for Parents

By Hida | May 16, 2013

Congratulations on the birth of your baby! This information addresses common questions and concerns regarding variations in sex anatomy, or intersex variations, to help you welcome your baby and make…

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First-of-its-Kind Lawsuit Sues for Irreparable Harm Resulting from Surgery!!!!

By Hida | May 14, 2013

On May 14th, 2013, Advocates for Informed Choice, The Southern Poverty Law Center, and pro bono counsel for the private law firms of Janet, Jenner & Suggs and Steptoe &…

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OII Selected as Finalists for Global Prize for Collaborative Social Justice

By Hida | May 9, 2013

OII is thrilled to have been selected as finalists for the Arcus Center for Social Justice Leadership’s Global Prize for Collaborative Social Justice, by a group of jurors including author,…

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