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Posts Tagged ‘intersex athletes’

Intersex athlete Santhi Soundarajan seeks justice!

Earlier this week, as reported by ESPN, the National Commission for Scheduled Castes (NCSC) served a notice on the Ministry of Youth Affairs and Sports in response to a petition filed by former Indian middle-distance runner Santhi Soundarajan. Santhi was stripped of her silver medal (800m) ten years ago at the Doha Asian Games, and…

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Our E.D. on intersex athletes in California magazine

Today, our E.D. Hida Viloria is quoted in h/er alma mater U.C. Berkeley’s California magazine, alongside intersex ally and Stanford bioethicist Katrina Karkazis, in the article, Who Gets to be A Woman in Sports? The article focuses on the issue of intersex women in sports, and the need to confront the prejudice with which this issue is…

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Dutee Chand victorious! Please support her right to compete!

On Wednesday, February 11th, 2015, Indian track star Dutee Chand soared to victory, winning the gold medal in the 100- meter race at India’s National Games. http://www.thehindu.com/sport/other-sports/national-games-dutee-chand-sprints-to-glory/article6883265.ece Dutee is competing while under reprieve by the Court of Arbitration of Sport (CAS), which allows her to participate in domestic meets after she was suspended due to…

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Please support intersex equality by liking Dutee’s page

We encourage you all to stand in support of Dutee Chand — the latest victim of discriminatory policies against intersex women with high testosterone levels (hyperandrogenism) — by liking the new Fairness for Dutee campaign on Facebook. Go here: https://www.facebook.com/FairnessForDuteeChand

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Our E.D. on Lobbying the IOC on Behalf of Intersex Women Athletes

  In October, 2010, our E.D. Hida Viloria participated, by invitation, in the International Olympic Committee (IOC)’s meeting, “Athletes with Disorders of Sex Development and their participation in competitive sport,” held in Lausanne, Switzerland (see below).   The meeting was a gathering of experts convened in the wake of Caster Semenya’s gender verification testing media…

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