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OII Australia’s AMAZING presentation at the Health in Difference Conference

By Hida | April 23, 2013

By Morgan on 22 April 2013. Health in Difference is the major Australian conference on the health needs of LGBTI peoples, organised by the National LGBTI Health Alliance. We have never before seen such good…

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E.D. Hida Viloria in the Groundbreaking GENDERNAUTS

By admin author | April 23, 2013

  Gendernauts is the groundbreaking, multi award-winning 1999 documentary by German filmmaker Monika Truet, which shows us a group of artists in San Francisco who live between the poles of conventional gender identities,…

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OII’s Viloria mentioned in great article about legal identification issues for intersex people.

By Hida | April 21, 2013

This excellent blog post by attorney and intersex ally, Toby Adams, examines how intersex people are not accurately represented by legal identification documents.   http://tobyshome.wordpress.com/2013/04/17/intersex-rights-id-please/

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Viloria quoted in excellent article about intersex

By Hida | April 16, 2013

In “Boy, girls and the rest of us”, author Gayle Pittman discusses intersex diversity, and Viloria’s view that children are more accepting of intersex than adults presume. :)

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OII Australia Pres. Gina Wilson provides testimony to the Equal Rights Trust

By Hida | April 11, 2013

OII Australia’s President Gina Wilson provides an excellently worded testimony on behalf of intersex people to the Equal Rights Trust, a UK Human Rights think tank and advocacy organization.  http://oii.org.au/22134/equal-rights-trust-testimony/ As…

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OII Australia Testifies on Involuntary Sterilization Before the Australian Senate!

By Hida | April 10, 2013

This is AMAZINGLY groundbreaking, intelligent, and comprehensive testimony regarding involuntary sterilization of intersex infants is available for your reading pleasure. We cannot thank or congratulate OII Australia’s Gina Wilson, Morgan…

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Calling a Spade a Spade: Intersex is Just Intersex

By Hida | April 8, 2013

  A few days ago, I received an excerpt from an article-in-progress by a law professor that stated that intersex is increasingly included as a subcategory of transgender.  I’m grateful…

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WHO IS INTERSEX?

By Hida | April 6, 2013

  INTERSEX refers to individuals born with sex characteristics which are not typically male or female. It is an adjective, like the term “gay,” meaning someone “is intersex,” not, “is…

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OII-USA’s Astorino in AutoStraddle: “Claudia Is Intersex, Let’s Talk About It”

By Hida | February 23, 2013

AutoStraddle has recently published a great piece by OII USA Associate Director, Claudia Astorino: Intersex is now being included in the LGBT acronym, in adding the “I.” Not all intersex…

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UN Calls for an End to Genital-Normalizing Surgeries!

By Hida | February 7, 2013

The UN Special Rapporteur on Torture issued a statement on 1 February 2013 in Report of the Special Rapporteur on torture and other cruel, inhuman or degrading treatment or punishment, Juan…

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Viloria’s Short Video Compilation of Interviews on Intersex Equality

By Hida | December 18, 2012

OII-USA Director and OII Int’l Chairperson Hida Viloria shares a message of intersex pride, visibility & human rights in this 2 1/2 minute video compilation of some of her best…

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Coverage of the Intersex Forum in Stockholm

By Hida | December 14, 2012

Intersex activists from around the world demand human rights.

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Viloria in The Global Herald on human rights violations against intersex runner Pinki Pramanik

By Hida | December 14, 2012

As Hida Viloria reports in “Criminalized Because of One’s Sex”: On June 14th, Indian gold medal winner Pinki Pramanik was arrested following accusations of rape and “being male” by her…

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International Intersex Community makes 7 Demands for Human Rights at the 2nd Annual Intersex Forum in Stockholm

By Hida | December 14, 2012

Between 9-11 December 2012, the second International Intersex Forum took place in Stockholm. This event brought together 37 activists representing 33 intersex organisations and supportive institutions from all continents. The Forum agreed…

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Open Letter to the UN OHCHR: 1st global call for human rights by & for intersex people!

By admin author | December 10, 2012

  On Human Rights Day, December 10th, 2012, participants of the 2nd International Intersex Forum, in Stockholm, with the assistance of ILGA and ILGA-Europe, published and delivered the,  “Open Letter:…

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OII’s Julius Kaggwa quoted re: LGBTI struggle in Uganda

By Hida | December 7, 2012

US Faith Leaders have banded together to support the LGBTI community in Uganda, and call for a ban to anti-homosexuality bill. OII member Julius Kaggwa is quoted: …Julius Kaggwa, a…

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Swiss report acknowledges problems with infant surgery

By Hida | December 5, 2012

Ground-breaking Swiss report on infant surgery, a review  Earlier this month, the Swiss National Advisory Commission on Biomedical Ethics published an opinion document: On the management of differences of sex development,…

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“Hermaphrodites Exist: Intersex, the ‘I’ in LGBTI” – Presentation by Hida Viloria and Claudia Astorino at Bluestockings, NYC, Oct 27

By Hida | October 26, 2012

Tonight at Bluestockings Bookstore, Café, & Activist Center, 172 Allen Street, New York, New York 10002! [Location Map] Most societies still have a hard time openly incorporating intersex people into…

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ILGA-Europe statement on Intersex Awareness Day 2012

By Hida | October 26, 2012

OII USA welcomes the following statement by ILGA-Europe. We call upon the U.S. government to review the practices that intersex people are subjected to here in the United States, and…

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Brief Guidelines for Intersex Allies

By Hida | October 25, 2012

  This information includes intersex basics and tips for how to be a good ally. Please share widely to spread awareness about and acceptance of intersex people! Brief Guidelines for…

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