Posts Tagged ‘intersex activism’
Great feature piece on Pidgeon Pagonis and Sean Saifa Wall
This fantastic piece in The 19th features in depth, illuminating interviews with Intersex Justice Project founders Pidgeon Pagonis and Sean Saifa Wall. It explores the historic ties between racism and harmful medical treatment of intersex people, how these medical treatments negatively impacted both activists, and much more. We thank them for opening up about these…Read More
Global Intersex Activists & The Guardian on Intersex Birth Certificates
Bravo to Sara Kelly Keenan and to The Guardian for this respectfully written and well researched article, featuring fantastic interviews with Keenan–the first U.S. citizen to be issued an “intersex” birth certificate (from New York City)–her husband, and others. We have long spoken about the fact that in order for nonconsensual surgeries, aka Intersex Genital…Read More
Viloria featured in Buzzfeed piece about intersex activism and the Intersex Fund!
We are honored to be listed with these other fantastic intersex activists and advocacy organizations in this great piece in Buzzfeed about the Intersex Fund, created by Astraea Lesbian Foundation for Justice. All the grant recipients are doing fantastic, invaluable work, and we send big thanks to Buzzfeed for the coverage and to Astraea for…Read More
Viloria on L.A.’s IMRU Radio on global human rights demands of intersex people
OII-USA’s Hida Viloria on IMRU Radio, Los Angeles — the nation’s longest running Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, Transgender, Queer and Intersex Radio News Magazine, “Out Loud and Proud since 1974” — speaking about the Third International Intersex Forum and the global intersex advocacy community’s goals. Interview begins 34:20 minutes in. Thanks to fabulous ally Vash Boddie…Read More
An intersex inclusive acronym and attributes formula that works, or a few that don’t?
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 – IGM – through law reform. Begging medicine to play nice failed in the past and it continues to have little to no effect now. Only…Read More
Issues and Challenges in US Activism
Issues and challenges in US activism Author: Hida Viloria, Chairperson, Organisation Intersex International – OII Unlike most other minority groups, the most tangible discrimination which intersex people have faced has been the imposition of nonconsensual medical procedures upon our bodies. This is partly responsible for why some have viewed the discrimination intersex people face as…Read More