News Of Note
International Day Against Homophobia, Biphobia, & Transphobia
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…Read More
Doctors Reevaluate “Disorders of Sex Development”!
“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…Read More
Amnesty International report: First Do No Harm
EUROPE: FIRST, DO NO HARM: ENSURING THE RIGHTS OF CHILDREN WITH VARIATIONS OF SEX CHARACTERISTICS IN DENMARK AND GERMANY First Do No Harm, by Amnesty International. Published May 9, 2017.…Read More
From BBC Africa: The Midwife Who Saved Intersex Babies
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…Read More
News Coverage of Nevada Bill SB 408, which seeks to ban nonconsensual Intersex Surgeries!
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…Read More
Sex-Positive = Intersex-Positive in Huffington Post
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…Read More
10 Reasons Why Asking “Is It is a Boy or a Girl?’ Makes Me Cringe
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…Read More
Boisseau Lobbies for Easily Accessible Non-binary Passports
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…Read More
Our E.D. Hida Viloria in Rolling Stone magazine!
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…Read More
E.D. Viloria in The Daily Beast on Intersex Discrimination by the TSA
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…Read More
Intersex artist Arisleya Dilone Re-evaluates Female Body Norms in Buzzfeed
“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.”…Read More
Intersex Activists Draft Bill SB1342 to Protect Intersex Infants!
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…Read More
Our E.D.’s Intersex Memoir Hits Stores Tomorrow!
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…Read More
Great interview with intersex activists Sara Kelly Keenan and Georgianne Davis!
“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…Read More
Great Interview on Buddhism and Intersex by Small Luk
“…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…Read More
Happy Women’s Day To And From ALL Women
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…Read More
More Americans Receive Non-binary Gender Recognition!
“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.” —…Read More
Our ED on the intersex closet in The Advocate
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…Read More
S. African Beauty Queen Comes Out as Intersex!
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…Read More
Our Founding E.D. Reflects on Intersex Pride on Oprah
“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 reflects on being he/r authentic…Read More