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News Of Note

“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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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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