News Of Note

International Day Against Homophobia, Biphobia, & Transphobia

By admin author | May 17, 2017

We stand in solidarity with the LGBTQIA community in observing the International Day Against Homophobia, Biphobia & Transphobia, and although there is not consensus, we also support the inclusion of…

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Doctors Reevaluate “Disorders of Sex Development”!

By admin author | May 12, 2017

“Based on their results, the authors recommend that the DSD term be updated through a collaborative effort between the medical, research and advocacy communities.” — from “Term ‘Disorders of Sex…

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Amnesty International report: First Do No Harm

By admin author | May 10, 2017


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From BBC Africa: The Midwife Who Saved Intersex Babies

By admin author | May 5, 2017

Having a child is a lifelong job, demanding in even the best case scenarios of economic and social privilege, and adopting a child is something which, sadly, most people–even those…

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News Coverage of Nevada Bill SB 408, which seeks to ban nonconsensual Intersex Surgeries!

By admin author | May 4, 2017

Hurray for Nevada Bill SB 408, which seeks to ban Intersex Genital Mutilation (IGM), aka nonconsensual sex reassignment surgeries on intersex babies! Thanks also to activist and scholar Dr. Georgiann…

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Sex-Positive = Intersex-Positive in Huffington Post

By admin author | April 6, 2017

    Our E.D.’s latest essay, “Remember: Sex-Positive = Intersex-Positive,” in Huffington Post Queer Voices, examines the intersectionality of feminism and intersex issues by exploring medical and social views towards…

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10 Reasons Why Asking “Is It is a Boy or a Girl?’ Makes Me Cringe

By admin author | April 4, 2017

Fantastic intersex affirming piece “10 Reasons Why Asking ‘Is It is a Boy or a Girl?’ Makes Me Cringe,” by intersectional feminist mom and great ally Reaca Pearl. Big thanks…

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Boisseau Lobbies for Easily Accessible Non-binary Passports

By admin author | March 22, 2017

OII-USA’s New England Director Vickie Boisseau, pictured above with Senator Elizabeth Warren, the senior United States Senator from Massachusetts, recently brought the issue of the need for accurate gender recognition…

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Our E.D. Hida Viloria in Rolling Stone magazine!

By admin author | March 20, 2017

We are thrilled to report that our E.D. Hida Viloria was featured in Rolling Stone magazine, in an interview about he/r new memoir Born Both: An Intersex Life, which hit…

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E.D. Viloria in The Daily Beast on Intersex Discrimination by the TSA

By admin author | March 18, 2017

  Our E.D. Hida Viloria discusses how some intersex people are discriminated against by the TSA simply because of the sex characteristics we were born with in he/r latest essay…

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Intersex artist Arisleya Dilone Re-evaluates Female Body Norms in Buzzfeed

By admin author | March 17, 2017

“If I take out my implants, I wonder if I may set an example for the next generation of girls in my family that breasts do not define our femininity.”…

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Intersex Activists Draft Bill SB1342 to Protect Intersex Infants!

By admin author | March 16, 2017

Mo Cortez, Koomah, and Interact Advocates for Intersex Youth have done something fantastic: Bill SB 1342! It’s a bill: “Relating to prohibiting nonconsensual genital surgery on certain minors with intersex…

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Our E.D.’s Intersex Memoir Hits Stores Tomorrow!

By admin author | March 13, 2017

In a world that desperately needs to hear intersex stories, we are thrilled that tomorrow, March 14th, our E.D. Hida Viloria’s memoir, Born Both: An Intersex Life, will become the…

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Great interview with intersex activists Sara Kelly Keenan and Georgianne Davis!

By admin author | March 9, 2017

“Let’s just be proud of who we are, and let’s invite society to acknowledge that we exist…”– Sara Kelly Keenan The the write up about the radio interview this excellent…

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Great Interview on Buddhism and Intersex by Small Luk

By admin author | March 9, 2017

“…if the recognition of the third gender can let Intersex people receive more benefits and happiness and reduce distress, Buddhists should take up encouraging these roles and offer an arm…

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Happy Women’s Day To And From ALL Women

By admin author | March 8, 2017

Intersex women, transwomen, queer women, and lesbians have often been accused of not being real women. Today, as we celebrate International Women’s Day, please don’t forget your marginalized sisters. We…

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More Americans Receive Non-binary Gender Recognition!

By admin author | February 17, 2017

“I hope that more people will feel empowered to challenge the norms, to see that our sexual anatomy is on a spectrum and that gender is really socially constructed.” —…

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Our ED on the intersex closet in The Advocate

By admin author | February 16, 2017

Please enjoy our founding director Hida Viloria’s oped “Why We Must Dismantle the Intersex Closet” in The Advocate. #intersex #nonbinary #LGBTI #comingout #HidaViloria Read more…

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S. African Beauty Queen Comes Out as Intersex!

By admin author | February 10, 2017

Earlier this week, we celebrated South African Sharon Rose Khumalo’s victory–as the newly crowned Miss Mamelodi Sundowns–and her decision to compete as an openly intersex person, on Facebook. We’re thrilled…

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Our Founding E.D. Reflects on Intersex Pride on Oprah

By admin author | January 26, 2017

“I wouldn’t be a ‘regular’ woman if you paid me: this is who I want to be.” — Hida Viloria Our founding E.D. Hida Viloria‚Äč reflects on being he/r authentic…

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