Posts Tagged ‘intersex passport’
Our A.D. is First Recipient of a US X Passport!
We finally did it! Today, our Associate Director Dana Zzyym became the first recipient of a US passport with an X sex/gender marker. Receiving the passport culminates a six year legal battle which began, fittingly, on Intersex Awareness Day (October 26th) 2015, when Zzyym’s groundbreaking lawsuit for a passport that accurately reflects them as neither…Read More
Our AD’s Lawsuit in The New York Times
More coverage this week of our Associate Director Dana Zzyym’s lawsuit, today in the New York Times. We thank Lambda Legal, as always,for acting as Dana’s legal representatives in the lawsuit. We also encourage President Biden and the State Department to issue Zzyym’s passport swiftly, and to make an X option available on passports for…Read More
Dana Zzyym in Washington Post’s X Passport Bill Coverage
We live in a society so committed to enforcing an exclusively binary sex/gender system that it subjects healthy babies to irreversible, high risk, medically unnecessary gonadal and/or genital surgeries in an effort to make future boys/men or girls/women out of all intersex infants. The Intersex Campaign for Equality recognizes federal third gender recognition as a…Read More
Judge Rules In Assoc. Dir. Dana Zzyym’s Favor for Nonbinary Passport!
Earlier today, a district court judge ruled in support of our Associate Director Dana Zzyym’s lawsuit for a passport that accurately reflects their sex as neither male nor female and we couldn’t be happier! As stated in the ruling: “I find that the Department failed to show that its decision-making process regarding the policy was…Read More
Dana Zzyym Continues Fight for Intersex Federal Recognition!
From our Executive Director, Hida Viloria Yesterday, our associate director Dana Zzyym returned to federal district court in Denver, Colorado, to fight for the right to have their sex/gender (the two are conflated in law) accurately recognized as neither male nor female, but intersex and non-binary. As Dana and their legal representative Paul Castillo, from…Read More
Perfect Until Cut Webinar with Dana Zzyym tomorrow!
Please join our Associate DirectorDana Zzyym for an interactive webinar about their groundbreaking non-binary passport lawsuit! Friday, Nov. 17, 2017 4-5 pm EST (2-3 pm MST; 1-2 pm PST). See details for how to join in here.Read More
Webinar on Non-binary Passport Lawsuit with Plaintiff Dana Zzyym
Hi Everyone! I’m having a webinar about my activism and my non-binary passport lawsuit, and I would like to invite you to join me. It’s interactive. For more information go to http://conta.cc/2hjBKf5 There is a small fee, a portion of it goes to support my work on these issues at the Intersex Campaign for Equality.…Read More
State Dept. Claims Solidarity with Intersex People But…
Yesterday the U.S. State Department issued the following statement in conjunction with Intersex Awareness Day: In recognition of Intersex Awareness Day, the United States State Department stands in solidarity with intersex persons and advocates around the world. We recognize that intersex persons face violence, discrimination, harassment, and persecution on account to their sex characteristics. At…Read More
Lambda Legal Continues Fight on Behalf of Intersex Citizen Denied a U.S. Passport!
LAMBDA LEGAL PRESS RELEASE, Tuesday, October 10, 2017 Contact Tom Warnke: C: 213-841-4503; firstname.lastname@example.org ==================================================== Lambda Legal Continues Fight on Behalf of Intersex Citizen Denied a U.S. Passport “In the year since the Court ruled in favor of our client, the State Department doubled-down on its discriminatory male-or-female-only gender policy, again denying Dana an essential…Read More