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Alex Jurgen comes out as intersex in interview. (YouTube Video)

By Hida | January 16, 2012

Alex Jurgen, founder of OII Austria, comes out as intersex in this interview. Kudos to Alex for being bravely, proudly intersex! Watch the video (7:46 min) here.

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When medicine can be dangerous to your health and human rights – ACOG pretends that intersex is transgender

By Hida | January 15, 2012

MEDICINE, as we often point out, is not a science but a technical art that sometimes makes reference to science. Medical people are as subject to systems of belief –…

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Important LGBTQ online survey for California residents is intersex inclusive (though not by virtue of its acronym)

By Hida | January 13, 2012

THE LGBTQ Reducing Disparities Project has an online survey running until January 18, 2012. The survey is open only to residents of California, whether they are located in that state…

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5-alpha Reductase

By Hida | January 10, 2012

5-ALPHA reductase deficiency, commonly shortened to “5-alpha” by community members and allies, is similar to the androgen resistance syndromes – AIS. Individuals with 5-alpha have XY chromosomes and testes but appear…

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The Inter-American Commission on Human Rights (IACHR) of the Organization of American States (OAS) advertises intersex inclusive LGBTI fellowship

By Hida | December 30, 2011

YET again a human rights organization based in the United States of America demonstrates that it is possible to include intersex in its remit and not cause the world to come crashing…

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Viloria’s letter to US Secretary of State Hillary Clinton asking for full intersex inclusion in White House human rights initiatives

By Hida | December 18, 2011

HIDA Viloria, Chairperson of Organisation Intersex International – OII – and Director of Organisation Intersex International United States – OII USA – has written a letter to US Secretary of…

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Issues and Challenges in US Activism

By Hida | December 17, 2011

Issues and challenges in US activism Author: Hida Viloria, Chairperson, Organisation Intersex International – OII Unlike most other minority groups, the most tangible discrimination which intersex people have faced has…

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Intersex-inclusive inter-American human rights commission shows the way via new unit for LGBTI rights

By Hida | November 4, 2011

WHILE its counterparts in other parts of the globe prevaricate about including intersex people in their human rights work, the Organization of American States’ (OAS) pan-American human rights commission the…

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Our E.D. on Lobbying the IOC on Behalf of Intersex Women Athletes

By admin author | April 12, 2011

  In October, 2010, our E.D. Hida Viloria participated, by invitation, in the International Olympic Committee (IOC)’s meeting, “Athletes with Disorders of Sex Development and their participation in competitive sport,”…

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Hida Viloria comes out as intersex and non-binary on 20/20

By Hida | March 14, 2010

Hida Viloria is OII USA’s director. Here she is on the US 20/20 program, on 19 April 2002 (part 1 of 2; open article for part 2).

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OII’s Petition to the IOC: Depathologization & Fair Policies for Intersex Athletes

By admin author | February 25, 2010

  Intersex writer and activist Hida Viloria has authored a petition to the International Olympic Committee (IOC) on behalf of the Organization intersex international (OII), as OII’s Human Rights Spokesperson.…

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Officer Dani Lee Harris becomes first intersex person to lead Pride parade

By Hida | October 31, 2009

Officer Dani Lee Harris, the LGBT liaison for the Atlanta Police Department, became the first openly intersex person to lead a Pride Parade, in 2009, as Grand Marshall of Atlanta’s…

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Bodies in Doubt, by Professor Elisabeth Reis

By admin author | May 10, 2009

If you’re interested in the history of intersex people’s treatment in the United States, look no further than Bodies in Doubt: An American History of Intersex (John HopkinsPress, 2009), by…

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Fixing Sex, by Professor Katrina Karkazis

By admin author | November 10, 2008

Fixing Sex: Intersex, Medical Authority, and Lived Experience (Duke University Press, 2008), by Professor Katrina Karkazis, is a seminal text on the highly controversial medical efforts to “treat” intersex people,…

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Watch award-winning intersex film XXY

By Hida | September 4, 2008

We loved this award-winning film (Critics Week Grand Prize, Cannes Film Festival, 2007), and are happy to see that beloved film critic Roger Ebert did too, giving it a big thumbs…

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Kailana Alaniz’s coming out video “Intersex True-Hermaphrodite”

By Hida | July 1, 2008

Kailana Alaniz comes out strong as a non-binary intersex person in this pioneering YouTube coming out video. Kudos to Kailana for being proudly intersex and non-binary, and for speaking out…

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Intersex and Identity: The Contested Self

By admin author | April 9, 2003

Intersex and Identity: The Contested Self (Rutgers University Press, 2003), by Sharon Preeves, is a groundbreaking text about intersex people, our identities and medical treatment. Professor Preeves is a professor…

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