Posts Tagged ‘intersex rights’
California Passes SCR 110: First U.S. Legislation Urging Protection of Intersex Babies and Children!
As announced August 28th on twitter by Senator Scott Wiener earlier this week, California has become the first state in the U.S to pass legislation in support of intersex people’s right to bodily autonomy! Our resolution (#SCR110) urging the medical profession to delay medically unnecessary genital surgeries on #intersex babies has now fully passed the…Read More
Intersex Community Members featured in Washington Post Intersex Movement article!
Our E.D. Hida Viloria and other members of the intersex community are quoted in the article, “The Intersex Rights Movement Is Ready for its Moment,” in today’s Washington Post, which also features beautiful picture of many young community members, which we feel is wonderful for bringing a humanizing lens to the intersex community and our…Read More
Intersex Bodily Autonomy & Self Determination Honored in S. African Case!
“Social Development Minister Bathabile Dlamini said government recognises that being intersex is a sexual characteristic, and not a medical condition. Speaking at a conference when SA joined the global fight to stop genital surgery on intersex babies said she believed the practice to be harmful and should therefore be stopped.” This fantastic news, reported yesterday…Read More
“The Right to Legally Exist”: IAD 2016 Presentation
Wednesday, October 26th, 2016 12:10 pm – 1:15 pm Jerome Greene Hall – Room 646 Columbia Law School 435 W 116th St, New York, New York 10027 The Intersex Campaign for Equality (aka OII-USA) and The Center for Gender and Sexuality Law are pleased to present: “The Right to Legally Exist: An IAD Talk with…Read More
Dana Zzyym’s Intersex Lawsuit in the NY Times!
Our own Dana Zzyym’s groundbreaking lawsuit for legal gender recognition as an intersex person on their passport made the New York Times today, in an article titled, Intersex person Dana Zzyym denied passport, sues U.S. government. Please read and share widely. :) We thank and commend Dana and their legal representatives at Lambda Legal for…Read More
Our Own Dana Zzyym’s Lawsuit in the LA Times
See the LA Times coverage of our Associate Director Dana Zzyym’s groundbreaking lawsuit for non-binary gender recognition on their passport. Go Dana and intersex visibility, rights and recognition! #intersexequalityRead More
Lambda Legal Says: State Dept Got it Wrong, Intersex Citizen Dana Zzyym Deserves a Non-Binary Passport!
*** For Immediate Release, from Lambda Legal *** State Sept Got It Wrong in Denying Passport to Intersex Citizen, Lambda Legal Tells Court “Dana was denied a passport, an essential identity document, and in effect is under nationwide house arrest just for being honest…. This country is better than that.” (Denver, CO, July 20, 2016) – Lambda Legal…Read More
Intersex People and The Quest For Justice in The Jurist
In this excellent article, “The Right Not To Be Mutilated: Intersex People and The Quest For Justice,” Arvind Narrain of ARC International outlines the medically unnecessary cosmetic genital surgeries and other medical treatments that intersex infants and minors are subjected to–which we also refer to as Intersex Genital Mutilation (IGM), due to its similarities…Read More
Viloria presenting May 1st at BirthKeeper Summit
Hida VIoria will be jointly presenting, “Protecting Genital Autonomy and Children’s Rights”, with Marilyn Milos (Executive Director at NOCIRC), J. Steven Svoboda (Executive Director at ARC), and Soraya Miré (Executive Director at Persistent Productions), on May 1st at the annual BirthKeeper Summit, “Healing Birth is Healing Our Earth”. The Summit is a fantastic three day…Read More