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News Of Note

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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Intersex and LGBTI are now starting to appear in federal US health websites and grants programs

By Hida | February 26, 2012

ALTHOUGH a search on the US Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) website still yields a null result – ‘No pages were found containing “intersex”.’ – intersex does crop up…

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OII USA member Claudia Astorino to present on intersex at UC Davis March 1, 2012

By Hida | February 24, 2012

CLAUDIA Astorino of OII’s United States affiliate OII USA is to present on intersex at University of California Davis during its Intersex Awareness Week. The week runs from Monday, February…

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OII Chairperson Hida Viloria asks US Secretary of State Hillary Clinton to declare against intersex genital mutilation – IGM – as well as female genital mutilation – FGM

By Hida | February 24, 2012

OII Chairperson Hida Viloria has written an article for The Global Herald declaring that recent statements by US Secretary of State Hillary Clinton against Female Genital Mutilation – FGM –…

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OII receives reply from US Department of State to OII Chairperson Hida Viloria’s letter asking for intersex inclusion in LGBTI – not LGBT-only – global human rights efforts

By Hida | February 23, 2012

OII Chairperson Hida Viloria has received a reply from the US Department of State to her letter to US Secretary of State Hillary Clinton asking for full and equal intersex inclusion…

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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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