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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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Intersex Doc Orchids: My Intersex Adventure screens at film fest

By Hida | October 20, 2012

We thank and congratulate Phoebe Hart for making this fantastic documentary film and wish we could attend the screening! Orchids: My Intersex Adventure traces Phoebe’s journey as an intersex person…

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Viloria in Ms. Magazine, with co-author Georgianne Davis

By admin author | July 30, 2012

  In “Olympics’ new Hormone Regulations: Judged by How You Look“, our E.D. and intersex activist and Professor of Sociology, Georgianne Davis, explore sporting authorities’ recently released regulations for intersex women…

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The Guardian: “The IOC’s superwoman complex: how flawed sex-testing discriminates”

By Hida | July 3, 2012

Rebecca Jordan-Young and Katrina Karkazis have another article on IOC sex testing today, in The Guardian: Last week, the International Olympic Committee (IOC) quietly dropped what may prove to be…

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Viloria on “No Clear Option for Testing” in the NY Times

By Hida | June 24, 2012

Hida Viloria’s letter to the New York Times on genetic testing of elite female athletes appears in Sunday’s paper: To the Sports Editor: Re “No Clear Option for Testing,” June…

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Petition on ending intersex female genital cutting in the US

By Hida | June 23, 2012

We invite readers to sign this petition by Advocates for an Informed Choice in the US: Dear Secretary Clinton & Ambassador Verveer, February 6, 2013 marks the tenth annual International…

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Katrina Karkazis and Rebecca Jordan-Young on Olympic sex testing

By Hida | June 16, 2012

An important podcast by Stanford School of Medicine: Olympic athletes potentially face new sex verification policies following the controversial investigation of South African runner Caster Semenya, who was tested repeatedly…

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Reexamining Rationales of “Fairness”: An Athlete and Insider’s Perspective on the New Policies on Hyper­androgenism in Elite Female Athletes

By admin author | June 15, 2012

OII global chair, Hida Viloria, and former Olympic athlete Maria Jose Martínez-Patino write in The American Journal of Bioethics on proposed policies by the International Amateur Athletics Federation (IAAF) and…

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“Out of Bounds? A Critique of the New Policies on Hyper­androgenism in Elite Female Athletes”

By Hida | June 15, 2012

Katrina Karkazis, Rebecca Jordan-Young, Georgiann Davis and Silva Comporesi write in The American Journal of Bioethics on new IAAF/IOC policies on hyperandrogenism in female athletes: In May 2011, more than…

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OII Australa/OII NZ release submission on DSM-5 and SOC-7

By Hida | June 9, 2012

OII Australia, together with OII Aotearoa/NZ, has recently released a submission [PDF] to the American Psychiatric Association (APA), regarding the draft Diagnostic and Statistical Manual of Mental Disorders, 5th edition.…

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Orchids: My Intersex Adventure premieres on Showtime

By Hida | June 7, 2012

We HIGHLY recommend Orchids: My Intersex Adventure, the award winning documentary by Australian intersex filmmaker Phoebe Hart. Catch it tonight on Showtime! “Orchids: My Intersex Adventure” airs tonight on Showtime

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Watch Trailer for intersex documentary Intersexion (2012)

By Hida | May 12, 2012

Intersexion is an award-winning New Zealand documentary by Cannes Film Festival award winning director Grant LaHood (2012). It is narrated by New Zealand first “out” intersex person, activist Mani Mitchell,…

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Dr Cary Gabriel Costello on intersex being common, not “incredibly rare”

By Hida | March 16, 2012

INTERSEX academic Dr Cary Gabriel Costello considers the most bandied-about figures for the prevalence of intersex people in the human population and shows why these figures are gross underestimations of…

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March 7 2012 was an historic day for LGBT people at the United Nations Human Rights Council – now we need full and equal intersex inclusion

By Hida | March 12, 2012

WE had hoped to comment on the proceedings of Wednesday March 7, 2012 a little sooner than now. We have been attempting to obtain a full transcript of the proceedings at the…

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We thank Anne Tamar-Mattis of Advocates for Informed Choice – AIC – for her intersex advocacy

By Hida | March 9, 2012

LEGAL advocate for intersex people Anne Tamar-Mattis of Advocates for Informed Choice – AIC has further contributed to  public education about  intersex people  in a recent, at-length and in-depth interview with San Francisco Bay…

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The President wants YOU to assist in his re-election, intersex people of America

By Hida | March 6, 2012

IN an intriguing development, we have learned that a well-known LGBT activist in the United States has been asked by the Obama for President organization to assist in coordination and outreach to the…

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Video of White House LGBT Health Conference now online, with questions by intersex activist

By Hida | March 6, 2012

THE videos of the morning sessions from the White House LGBT Health Conference in Philadelphia on Thursday February 16 2012 are now online and available for viewing at any time.…

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An intersex inclusive acronym and attributes formula that works, or a few that don’t?

By Hida | March 6, 2012

FROM before it began as an organization OII Australia has been aware of the fact that intersex people will only gain equality and the end of intersex genital mutilation –…

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