Posts Tagged ‘intersex birth certificate’
Austria Issues its first X passport & third sex birth certificate!
We are thrilled to report that our colleague Alex Jurgen, founder of OII Austria, has attained the country’s first third sex identity documents. “(For) the first time in my life, I feel seen by the law,” Juergen told Reuters. “There was no place for people who are not male or female.” After a three year…Read More
NYC Issues Second Intersex Birth Certificate!
New York City has issued its second intersex birth certificate, and the second known in the nation, to our E.D. Hida Viloria, and we are thrilled to see a government body once again acknowledging that sex comes in three categories: male, female and intersex! This is fantastic news given the medical industrial complex’s…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
Great video of Sara Keenan’s Historic Intersex Birth Certificate
We prefer the 1.7% statistic for #intersex people, as it includes all the different types, unlike the 1 in 2000 statistic used in the video, which only refers to intersex people with ambiguous genitalia, but we still love this video, and the historic event it commemorates. Tx Sara Kelly Keenan for demanding intersex recognition! #IntersexID…Read More
E.D. Hida Viloria quoted in People Magazine
Today, People Magazine quotes our founding director Hida Viloria about the recent historic development in NYC! Last week we shared the great news that NYC had issued a groundbreaking intersex birth certificate—to the fantastic Sara Kelly Keenan, who is also the first non-binary Californian— and we are grateful for all the media coverage which has…Read More
NBCNews.com covers NYC’s Intersex Birth Certificate & Zzyym’s Passport Lawsuit
Great piece in NBCNews.com of the recent issuing of Sara Kelly Keenan’s “intersex” birth certificate, featuring coverage of our own Dana Zzyym’s historic passport lawsuit for non binary intersex gender recognition, and Jamie Shupe’s non binary gender recognition in Oregon. “Not all intersex people will choose to identify legally as intersex,” Keenan told NBC Out,…Read More
“Intersex” Birth Certificate Issued in New York City!
We recently received news from intersex recognition activist extraordinaire, Sara Kelly Keenan–the first legally recognized non-binary Californian–that the city of New York has amended their birth certificate to read “Intersex”!!!!! We commend Keenan for her efforts, and New York City for recognizing that intersex people exist and deserve to be recognized! For hundreds of years,…Read More