News Of Note

An Intersex Affirming Biology Textbook is Finally Available!

By admin author | February 25, 2020

For centuries and to this day, intersex people and sex characteristics have been portrayed and described negatively within Western medical and scientific discourse, with words such as, “deficient,” “defective” “deformed,”…

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Rep. Khanna introduces legislation to add third gender option for US passports!

By admin author | February 25, 2020

We are deeply grateful to California Representative Ro Khanna for introducing legislation today, which we are proud to have worked with his office on, that would allow non-binary U.S. citizens…

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Site Update Alert

By Hida | February 24, 2020

Hi everyone! Some of you have asked about the history of the intersex movement, and we are happy to report that we were recently able to update IC4E’s site to…

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Lambda Legal Urges Tenth Circuit to Uphold Ruling in Favor of Intersex Vet Seeking Accurate Passport

By admin author | February 24, 2020

By Lambda Legal JANUARY 22, 2020 Lambda Legal today appeared before the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Tenth Circuit to urge the court to uphold a district court ruling…

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Did politics & money meddle with the passage of SB 201? (Photo)

By admin author | January 18, 2020

The Los Angeles Blade’s excellent coverage yesterday on the lack of passage of SB 201, which would have banned medically unnecessary surgeries on intersex infants and young minors, featured an…

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CA Fails to Pass Bill Banning Medically Unnecessary Surgeries on Intersex Infants

By admin author | January 14, 2020

We regret to share that today, California Senate Bill 201 (SB201), would have banned medically unnecessary surgeries on intersex infants and minors until the age of six, failed to garner…

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Austria Issues its first X passport & third sex birth certificate!

By admin author | May 16, 2019

We are thrilled to report that our colleague Alex Jurgen, founder of OII Austria, has attained the country’s first third sex identity documents. “(For) the first time in my life,…

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Beautiful Caster Semenya Video From Discovery S.A.!

By admin author | May 11, 2019

Words cannot express how much we love this video. Big thanks to Discovery South Africa for creating! A note on language, since we have been asked. It is a well…

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Lambda Legal Continues Fight for Dana Zzyym’s Non-Binary Passport!

By admin author | May 9, 2019

==================================================== PRESS RELEASE, Thursday, May 09, 2019 From out colleagues at Lambda Legal ==================================================== Lambda Legal to Tenth Circuit: Affirm Ruling for Nonbinary Intersex Veteran Seeking an Accurate U.S. Passport…

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World Medical Assn Warns Doctors To Do No Harm to Women Athletes w High T

By admin author | May 6, 2019

We thank the World Medical Association (WMA) profusely for honoring ethics to 1st do no harm–even in regards to people with variations of sex characteristics, whom have sadly and egregiously…

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Olympian Casey Legler Calls Out Racism, Misogyny & Homophobia in Caster Ruling!

By admin author | May 4, 2019

So many have spoken and written about this issue, but the voices that have been sorely needed are those of fellow female athletes saying that it is fine for Caster…

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Our E.D. Viloria for Wash Post on the unscientific and unethical CAS Ruling

By admin author | May 3, 2019

Our E.D. Hida Viloria has been advocating for Caster Semenya and women athletes with VSC (variations in sex characteristics, aka intersex) in television and print since 2009–when discrimination against Semenya…

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CAS rules against Caster Semenya in favor of discrimination: UNACCEPTABLE!

By admin author | May 1, 2019

In a startling step backwards for equality in athletics, the Court of Arbitration for Sport (CAS) ruled 2-1 against the case brought by Caster Semenya and Athletics South Africa that the…

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Please support Caster Semenya! It’s critical

By admin author | April 29, 2019

For anyone unsure of why this is a significant issue not just for sport, but for our entire community, we note that if the world can allow a strong, successful…

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Gopi Shankar Attains Ban on Noncons. Intersex Infant Surgeries in India! (Tamil Nadu)

By admin author | April 28, 2019

We are thrilled to report that the state of Tamil Nadu, India, passed a ban on nonconsensual surgeries on intersex infants and minors early this past week! As reported in…

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Incredible TED X by Intersex Youth Ori & Their Mom!

By admin author | April 18, 2019

As an unfunded intersex advocacy organization operating entirely on donations and volunteer assistance, without unpaid staff, we are not always able to update our site as frequently as we’d like.…

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Viloria & Pagonis on how Pulaski would not have become American Rev. War hero with today’s intersex surgical interventions + Research Examined

By admin author | April 17, 2019

Note: Pressing work on legislative and educational advocacy prevented us from sharing the article referenced in this post, which ran on April 4th, at the time of its release. Our…

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Excellent Article About The Lohman’s Raising their Intersex Child As Is

By admin author | April 15, 2019

Thanks to CNN​ for this excellent article about the Lohmans, who are loving their intersex child Rosie as she is, without subjecting her to any medically unnecessary surgeries aimed to…

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Our E.D. fills press with intersex and trans affirming views

By admin author | April 10, 2019

We couldn’t be prouder of our E.D,. for filling the mainstream press with intersex affirming viewpoints in multiple articles s/he was interviewed for about the news that General Casimir Pulaski…

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The Father of the American Cavalry appears to have been Intersex!!!

By admin author | April 8, 2019

Tonight, the Smithsonian Channel’s America’s Hidden Stories will air the documentary “The General Was Female?”, which explores years of research which determine that General Casimir Pulaski, often revered as the…

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