WE had hoped to comment on the proceedings of Wednesday March 7, 2012 a little sooner than now. We have been attempting to obtain a full transcript of the proceedings at the United Nations Human Rights Council discussion titled Human rights, sexual orientation and gender identity but one was not forthcoming. Instead, ILGA – the International Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, Trans…

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LEGAL advocate for intersex people Anne Tamar-Mattis of Advocates for Informed Choice – AIC has further contributed to  public education about  intersex people  in a recent, at-length and in-depth interview with San Francisco Bay Area radio station KPFA.  The program – now available as a downloadable MP3 file – was broadcast on the Against the Grain program on Monday, March 5, 2012. Remember…

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IN an intriguing development, we have learned that a well-known LGBT activist in the United States has been asked by the Obama for President organization to assist in coordination and outreach to the intersex, transsexual and transgender communities.  Our contact tells us that the next steps will include the creation of a purpose-built website containing a list of…

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OII Chairperson Hida Viloria has written an article for The Global Herald declaring that recent statements by US Secretary of State Hillary Clinton against Female Genital Mutilation – FGM – do not go far enough and must also encompass the widespread cultural practice of intersex genital mutilation – IGM. It is often parents’ or doctors’…

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OII Chairperson Hida Viloria has received a reply from the US Department of State to her letter to US Secretary of State Hillary Clinton asking for full and equal intersex inclusion – under the acronym LGBTI and not intersex-excluding LGBT – in US foreign human rights efforts from now onwards. The reply letter was written by Michael H. Posner, Assistant…

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Author: Bhakti Ananda Goswami, Diversity and Tolerance Spokesperson for Organization Intersex International – OII Date: February 16, 2012 Dear Conference Organizers, Please allow me to introduce myself. I am Diversity and Tolerance Spokesperson for Organization Intersex International – OII. I was hoping to be able to attend this important conference, but as a disabled poor person,…

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