OII-USA advocates equality and human rights for intersex people, particularly the right to bodily integrity and self-determination. Founded in February, 2011, we provide information and peer support for intersex people and their allies in the United States, via email, lecturing, publishing, lobbying and consultation. We also provide news updates and resources regarding the intersex community,…
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We’re very pleased to announce that Hida Viloria will be presenting on “normalizing” cosmetic genital surgeries of intersex infants and minors, and the importance of accurately framing these procedures as human rights violations, rather than “medical treatment”, at The 13th International Symposium on Genital Autonomy and Children’s Rights, “Whole Bodies, Whole Selves: Activating Social Change”,…
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Tony Briffa, who has been in the forefront of intersex visibility down under, and was the world’s first openly intersex mayor, shares their life experiences as an intersex persoon and spokesperson in this fantastic 8 minute short film. Enjoy!
OII-USA’s Hida Viloria on IMRU Radio, Los Angeles, speaking about the Third International Intersex Forum and the global advocacy community’s goals. Interview begins 34:20 minutes in. Thanks to fabulous ally Vash Boddie for working to ensure that the “I” is not just a misunderstood add-on!!!!!! https://soundcloud.com/prideonscreen/imru-show-140616
http://www.daleamusic.com/girl-comet.html OII-USA friend Dalea is a talented vocalist and a beautiful, proudly intersex woman, and she shares the message of love and self-acceptance in this beautiful video. Please share widely! Also available on her website’s new advocacy and awareness movement Girl Comet: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=SwM5rfSnmuo
http://www.advocate.com/commentary/2014/05/14/op-ed-whats-name-intersex-and-identity This latest essay by OII-USA Director Hida Viloria – What’s in a Name: Intersex and Idenity – examines the history of the LGBTI community being pathologized, and how intersex people are still being impacted by this. Many thanks to The Advocate for helping raise awareness.