Welcome to OII-USA, promoting human rights and bodily integrity for intersex people!

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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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Hida Viloria at Genital Autonomy 2014 Symposium

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Hida Viloria at Genital Autonomy 2014 Symposium

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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OII’s Viloria on intersex advocates’ goals, on IMRU Radio

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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

Fantastic It Gets Better Intersex Video by Dalea

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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

Director Viloria’s essay on intersex people & identity politics

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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.