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OII’s Bhakti Ananda Goswami’s open letter about intersex to organizers of the White House LGBT Conference on Health, February 16th, 2012, in Philadelphia

By Hida | February 16, 2012

Author: Bhakti Ananda Goswami, Diversity and Tolerance Spokesperson for Organization Intersex International – OII Date: February 16, 2012 Dear Conference Organizers, Please allow me to introduce myself. I am Diversity and…

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The White House LGBT Conference on Health, Thursday, February 16th in Philadelphia

By Hida | February 16, 2012

THE White House LGBT Conference on Health is being held in Philadelphia, today, US time, from 8am on Thursday February 16 2012. Details are below and the conference is being…

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An annulment of marriage due to being intersex – In the marriage of C and D (falsely called C)

By Hida | February 12, 2012

INFORMANTS of OII Australia’s recalled a Family Court of Australia case several decades ago where the marriage of an intersex was annulled on the basis that an intersex person cannot be legally…

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David Kato remembered by Nigerian LGBTI activist Sokari Ekine

By Hida | February 4, 2012

UGANDAN LGBTI human rights activist David Kato was brutally murdered just over a year ago and fellow African LGBTI activist Sokari Ekine writes a letter to the man who was so beloved and…

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Creating a third gender creates a whole new set of problems and oppressions

By Hida | February 4, 2012

A number of erstwhile allies of intersex people have supposed – apparently without bothering to actually ask – that intersex people want the legislative creation of a third gender or a third…

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Scotland continues to impress in its intersex inclusion and its people’s ability to say LGBTI

By Hida | February 4, 2012

THE Scottish people and media continue to impress us with their ability to say the word intersex and to pronounce intersex-including acronym LGBTI. That the people of Scotland and its…

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Making the invisible visible – intersex rights are human rights and intersex people must no longer be ignored

By Hida | February 4, 2012

OII Australia president Gina Wilson has written a guest blog item for the Human Rights Law Centre’s Equality Law Reform Project. The article is titled 

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Media release from Gender DynamiX announces intersex inclusive African initiative, Transitioning Africa

By Hida | February 2, 2012

Announcement: Transitioning Africa GENDER DynamiX (GDX) and the Support Initiative for People with atypical sexual Development (SIPD)  have taken their collaboration in the Exchange Programmes in 2010 and 2011 a step…

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Please stop using the language of disease to describe intersex if you wonder why medicine wants to “cure” intersex

By Hida | February 1, 2012

OVER at the Open Society Foundation, Lydia Gutermnan asks the question “Why Are Doctors Still Performing Genital Surgery on Infants?” The answer is simple – so long as journalists, doctors,…

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The Bay Area Reporter reports on intersex-inclusive House of Lords LGBTI human rights event

By Hida | February 1, 2012

IT has been said that one can count the number of LGBTI, not LGBT, events in the United Kingdom on the palm of one hand. That may well be true.…

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First of a series of White House LGBT Health conferences is, in reality, intersex inclusive

By Hida | January 31, 2012

IT was recently reported that The White House will be presenting a number of conferences on LGBT health around the country, with the first in the series to be held in…

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Online petition for the United States government to end intersex genital mutilation – IGM

By Hida | January 31, 2012

AN intersex activist in the United States of America has placed a petition online, asking for the end of intersex genital mutilation – IGM – in that country. Female genital mutilation –…

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US Department of Housing and Urban Development issues LGBT housing rule, but no sign of intersex anywhere

By Hida | January 31, 2012

IN a worthy move on behalf of our LGBT allies within the LGBTI community, United States Department of Housing and Urban Development’s Secretary Shaun Donovan has announced a new HUD…

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US LGBTI refugee asylum immigration officer training course module flawed, contains contradictions for intersex refugees

By Hida | January 27, 2012

U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services, may we respectfully suggest that, when preparing officer training materials like your RAIO Directorate – Officer Training RAIO Combined Training Course module named Guidance for Adjudicating…

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Cardiff’s LGBT short film award the Iris Prize is also open to intersex filmmakers

By Hida | January 25, 2012

DESPITE its intersex-excluding LGBT acronym, the Iris Prize for short films is also open to intersex filmmakers and is valued at £25,000. May we suggest to the Prize organizers that…

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New San Francisco Bay Area intersex digital magazine is calling for submissions

By Hida | January 24, 2012

A collective of intersex, genderqueer and trans people of colour – POC – in the Oakland and Berkeley area of northern California is calling for submissions from intersex people for…

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MDR Sachsen reports on the Transgender und Intersex in Kunst, Wissenschaft und Gesellschaft conference in Dresden earlier this month

By Hida | January 24, 2012

MDR Sachsen reports on the Transgender und Intersex in Kunst, Wissenschaft und Gesellschaft – Transgender and Intersex in the Arts, Science and Society – conference in Dresden earlier this month.…

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On the prevalence of intersex and the various numbers quoted for it

By Hida | January 22, 2012

PROFESSOR Peter Koopman has been cited by several news articles as a source for the number of intersex births being around 4% of all live births. Professor Koopman has assured…

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Intersex artist, activist and new parent Del LaGrace Volcano is interviewed in Sweden on that and more

By Hida | January 21, 2012

US-born and now Sweden and London resident intersex activist artist Del LaGrace Volcano is interviewed in Swedens’ NA. I 37 år levde Del som kvinna. Först som barn och tonåring…

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Lady Gaga’s Born This Way Foundation. Intersex-inclusive? Time will tell.

By Hida | January 18, 2012

SHE has never definitively answered the commonly-asked question of whether she is an “hermaphrodite” or not – her questioners meant intersex of course. Frankly, we don’t care if she is…

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