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Victory for Intersex Plaintiff Dana Zzyym & All Non-Binary People!

Victory for Intersex Plaintiff Dana Zzyym & All Non-Binary People!

Earlier today, Lambda Legal–who are representing our Associate Director Dana Zzyym in their historic U.S. lawsuit for accurate gender recognition on their passport–issued an update in the case titled, “Victory for Intersex Plaintiff”. From the press release: “Lambda Legal is urging the State Department to issue accurate passports for non-binary people! This comes after a… Continue Reading

Hida Viloria on UN Radio’s UN Gender Focus

Hida Viloria on UN Radio’s UN Gender Focus

Our ED speaks about growing up as an intact intersex person, identifying as gender fluid, and how s/he thinks parents of intersex babies should treat them in this short interview segment UN RAdio’s UN Gender Focus. Hida’s segment starts 3:16 minutes in, after an educational intro. by Charles Radcliffe, head of the UN Free &… Continue Reading

Honoring the Intersex Day of Remembrance

Honoring the Intersex Day of Remembrance

The Intersex Day of Remembrance, also known as Intersex Solidarity Day, is observed on November 8th, the birthday of Herculine Barbin. As the observance’s founder Gina Wilson, former president and founder of OII Australia and pioneering crusader for intersex human rights, elaborated in the Star Observer in 2011, Barbin is the earliest recorded intersex person to… Continue Reading

GLMA Calls for End to Nonconsensual Surgeries on Intersex Minors!

GLMA Calls for End to Nonconsensual Surgeries on Intersex Minors!

Earlier this week, GLMA, the Gay and Lesbian Medical Association, adopted a new resolution on the medical treatment of intersex kids, titled, “Medical and Surgical Intervention of Patients with Differences in Sex Development.” As GLMA states on their website: In what is believed to be a first for a US-based health professional association, GLMA recently revised… Continue Reading

Sean Safia Wall profiled in NBC OUT

Sean Safia Wall profiled in NBC OUT

Sean Safia Wall is an African-American intersex artist, researcher and activist whose voice and perspective we have been a fan of since 2007, when he appeared, with ICE founder Hida Viloria and others, in the award-winning intersex documentary One in 2000 (available for viewing here). Currently, Wall is the founder of the EMERGE, “the parent project for a… Continue Reading

UN Free & Equal Launches Intersex Awareness Campaign

UN Free & Equal Launches Intersex Awareness Campaign

The UN’s Free & Equal Campaign has launched a fantastic new #IntersexAwareness Campaign! The Campaign features extensive resources and information about intersex people, including an Intersex Voices section featuring our E.D. and other #intersex activists who are changing the world. Please share it widely to help educate people and foster love, acceptance, and equality for… Continue Reading

The Intersex Awareness Day 2016 Did You Know? List

The Intersex Awareness Day 2016 Did You Know? List

By our E.D. Hida Viloria Today is #IntersexAwarenessDay, celebrated in honor of the first known intersex protest, held at a medical clinic in Boston exactly twenty years ago, on October 26th. Although we’ve made a lot of progress since then, let’s face it: we still need a lot more awareness about intersex people. I mean,… Continue Reading

UN Releases “Intersex Awareness” Video!

UN Releases “Intersex Awareness” Video!

Today, in light of the upcoming #IntersexAwarenessDay, the UN Free & Equal Campaign released the video “Intersex Awareness”. The video, which is filmed without dialogue n order to be universally appealing and understood by people of all language groups, features the experience of an expecting family where the mother gives birth to an intersex baby,… Continue Reading

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