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Posts Tagged ‘intersex medical mistreatment’

March 7 2012 was an historic day for LGBT people at the United Nations Human Rights Council – now we need full and equal intersex inclusion

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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We thank Anne Tamar-Mattis of Advocates for Informed Choice – AIC – for her intersex advocacy

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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Intersex and LGBTI are now starting to appear in federal US health websites and grants programs

ALTHOUGH a search on the US Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) website still yields a null result – ‘No pages were found containing “intersex”.’ – intersex does crop up in searches on related websites such as those of the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, the National Institutes of Health and Health Resources & Services Administration where searches…

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OII Chairperson Hida Viloria asks US Secretary of State Hillary Clinton to declare against intersex genital mutilation – IGM – as well as female genital mutilation – FGM

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’s Bhakti Ananda Goswami’s open letter about intersex to organizers of the White House LGBT Conference on Health, February 16th, 2012, in Philadelphia

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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Making the invisible visible – intersex rights are human rights and intersex people must no longer be ignored

OII Australia president Gina Wilson has written a guest blog item for the Human Rights Law Centre’s Equality Law Reform Project. The article is titled Making the Invisible Visible: Intersex Rights are human rights which should be protected under new equality laws. Intersex rights are human rights. Although this statement might seem self-evident, the rights and…

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