This great piece in Newsday accurately describes Dana’s case, points out that some intersex people, unlike Dana, identify as men or women (as we have always made clear), and even features a great pic of Dana and Paul Castillo, the Lambda Legal staff attorney representing Dana in this lawsuit. Big thanks to Newsday for giving…

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  “Foreign nationals who have the X marker on their passports are permitted to enter the U.S. and yet we’re denying the same rights to our own citizens,” said  Paul Castillo, the Lambda Legal staff attorney handling OII-USA Associate Director Dana Zzyym’s case. “When you are allowing foreign nationals more rights than you do your own…

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***  FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE  *** Denver, CO, October 26, 2015. Today, Intersex Awareness Day, 2015, Lambda Legal filed a groundbreaking lawsuit against the U.S. State Department on behalf of OII-USA Associate Director Dana Zzyym, for Zzyym’s right to have their gender accurately represented as neither male nor female on their passport. Zzyym, a disabled Navy…

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This article provides in depth coverage of the groundbreaking South Carolina lawsuit by the Crawfords, parents of M.C., an intersex boy, against the doctors who operated on him. Great quotes by the Crawfords and OII-USA’s Hida Viloria. Some of the doctors interviewed expound deep prejudice against intersex traits, specifically ambiguous genitalia, and there are some…

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This piece examines the practice of surgically attempting to “fix” intersex babies and minors — a.k.a. intersex genital mutiltion/IGM – and the current legal case of the rawford family, who is suing the doctors who operated on their intersex son before they adopted him, and the state of South Carolina (his legal guardians at the…

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OII-USA Director Hida Viloria was interviewed live on May 16th for BBC News Radio, regarding the groundbreaking lawsuit by the Crawford family for their intersex son, who was castrated at the age of 16 months, before they adopted him.  The lawsuit is the 1st of its kind in the US, & we commend the lawyers…

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