“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…

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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…

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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…

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*** 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…

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   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…

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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…

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