News Of Note

Intersex Activist Hann Lindahl on California’s Intersex Legislation

By admin author | September 2, 2018

InterACT’s Hann Lindahl gives Them. the scoop on the historic passage of California bill SCR-110, the first U.S. legislation to support intersex people’s right to bodily autonomy. We couldn’t be…

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California Passes SCR 110: First U.S. Legislation Urging Protection of Intersex Babies and Children!

By admin author | August 28, 2018

As announced August 28th on twitter by Senator Scott Wiener earlier this week, California has become the first state in the U.S to pass legislation in support of intersex people’s…

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Dana Zzyym Interviewed on Radiolab

By admin author | July 21, 2018

Our Associate Director Dana Zzyym shares their incredible journey toward wholeness as a non-binary intersex person and activist on WNYC Studio’s Radiolab. Radiolab has won Peabody Awards, a National Academies…

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Amazing Intersex Protest at Chicago Lurie Children’s Hospital

By admin author | July 20, 2018

Yesterday, our colleagues Pidgeon Pagonis and Sean Safia Wall, at the Intersex Justice Project, pulled off their second protest for intersex bodily autonnomy at Lurie Children’s Hospital in Chicago. With…

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Global sports community signs open letter to IAAF in support of intersex women athletes!

By admin author | July 10, 2018

We have long awaited the day when athletes would step forward to support the intersex women unfairly targeted by the I.A.A.F. (the sports federation which governs track and field) and…

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CALIFORNIA RESIDENTS: Support Intersex Rights Today, Powerfully and Easily

By admin author | June 11, 2018

The U.S. intersex movement was birthed in the mid-90’s, when a a handful of pioneers including our E.D. began speaking out publicly in order to end medically unnecessary nonconsensual surgeries…

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Dana Zzyym Continues Fight for Intersex Federal Recognition!

By admin author | May 30, 2018

From our Executive Director, Hida Viloria Yesterday, our associate director Dana Zzyym returned to federal district court in Denver, Colorado, to fight for the right to have their sex/gender (the…

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California Senate Approves Resolution Denouncing Unnecessary Surgeries on Intersex Infants!

By admin author | May 22, 2018

Yesterday, Monday, May 21st, as reported in the SF Weekly: The California Senate approved a resolution 23-12 that calls on medical professionals to delay unnecessary surgery on intersex infants until…

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Intersex Memoir BORN BOTH Nominated for Lambda Literary Award!

By admin author | May 15, 2018

Last year, we were thrilled and proud to announce the release of the first book by an openly intersex author to be published by a Big 5 Publisher (Hachette Books),…

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IAAF targeting of Caster Semenya covered in The Guardian

By admin author | April 29, 2018

We have always been fans of and supported Sougth African track star Caster Semenya, and thank The Guardian for this piece, “Caster Semenya the obvious target in IAAF changes that…

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CORR.: CA Senator Introduces Resolution to Urge Medical Providers to End IGM

By admin author | March 8, 2018

Our enormous thanks to California Senator Scott Weiner (D–San Francisco) for supporting intersex people’s right bodily autonomy and self-determination! As reported earlier this week on CBS SF Bay Area News,…

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Celebrating Black History Month: Julius Kaggwa

By admin author | February 27, 2018

Today we honor celebrated Ugandan activist Julius Kaggwa, executive director of the intersex support organization Support Initiative for People with Atypical Sex Development (SIPD), whose pioneering human rights work began…

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Celebrating Black History Month: Nthabiseng Mokoena

By admin author | February 26, 2018

Nthabiseng Mokoena is a prominent South African intersex activist whose strength and courage as one of the very first (if not the very first) black South Africans to advocate publicly…

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Celebrating Black History Month: Sean Saifa Wall

By admin author | February 23, 2018

In honor of Black History Month, we celebrate African-American artist and activist Sean Saifa Wall, whose groundbreaking work we have featured here in the past. Wall is a well-published speaker,…

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IC4E Celebrates Black History Month! Today: Dr. Dani Lee Harris

By admin author | February 21, 2018

It’s black history month, and we’ve been thinking about the significant contributions that black community members have made to intersex activism and human rights. IC4E is grounded in perspectives of…

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Intersex model Hanne Gaby Odiele speaks out in VICE

By admin author | February 20, 2018

We’re very happy and grateful to see model Hanne Gaby Odiele, whom, as we covered last year, came out as intersex in January 2017, continuing to speak out bravely about…

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Viloria on The Privilege of Pleasure

By admin author | February 14, 2018

Happy Valentine’s Day everyone! ILGA, the International Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual,Transgender and Intersex Association, is amazing, and ILGA-Europe–a driving force for political, legal and social change for LGBTI people in Europe…

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Zzyym’s Non-Binary Passport Lawsuit in The Daily Beast

By admin author | February 9, 2018

“If a pending Lambda Legal lawsuit against the U.S. State Department gets resolved in favor of an intersex person named Dana Zzym, then we could start seeing non-binary gender markers…

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Human Rights Watch E.D. Speaks Out Against Nonconsensual Intersex Surgeries!

By admin author | February 7, 2018

The medical establishment has been aware of the intersex community’s desire for an end to nonconsensual medically unnecessary surgeries on intersex youth — aka Intersex Genital Mutilation (IGM) — for…

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Intersex voices continue to rise with new quarterly with Indolent Books!

By admin author | February 2, 2018

2017 was an incredible year for intersex literature. Born Both: An Intersex Life (Hachette Books), our E.D.’s groundbreaking memoir, was released to feature length, rave reviews in The New Times…

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