News Of Note

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. http://intersexandout.tumblr.com/ ,…

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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.  http://www.advocate.com/commentary/2013/06/12/op-ed-intersex-final-coming-out-frontier

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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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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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