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Watch Award Winning Documentary ONE IN 2000

Watch Award Winning Documentary ONE IN 2000

“One in 2000 shows that truly effective care for intersex people means recognizing that there are many paths to health and happiness and that the real experts on intersex are the people themselves.” —Thea Hillman, Intersex Author

“Fabulous-real, relevant, scientific, personal, and important… it should be offered in every medical school.”   — Jan Schwartz, Educational Psychologist

Released in 2006 (Polyvinyl Pictures, LLC), One in 2000 is one of our favorite intersex documentaries. It features our very own Hida Viloria, along with fellow U.S. intersex activists David Cameron, Lynnell Stefani Long,Thea Hillman, Sean Safia Wall, and others, and was ahead of its time, discussing not just nonconsensual infant genital surgeries, aka IGM (Intersex Genital Mutliation), but also broader intersectional issues of race, gender, sexuality and identity which we still warrant greater discussion today. We thank filmmaker Ajae Clearway for her work, advocacy and vision with this film, and highly recommend it.

You can view the film here, and read its description, below:

Each year an estimated one in two thousand babies are born with anatomy that doesn’t clearly mark them as either male or female — with what is known as an intersex condition. It’s a situation that’s hard to talk about; it challenges our preconceptions about how things are “supposed” to be.

This provocative documentary demystifies the issue of sexual difference. At a time when five babies a day in the United States are having “gender reassignment” surgery, it argues that there is little evidence that such surgery is beneficial to the child. The program profiles several people born with ambiguous sexual anatomy, who have managed to deal with some very difficult family and social issues, but today are living “ordinary” and productive lives. It also includes a young mother who is matter-of-factly creating the conditions for her intersex baby to do the same.
Interweaving their stories with educational films from the 1950’s, ONE IN 2000 invites us to take a serious second look at how the media have dealt with sexual “normality.” It will be an invaluable tool for educating and sensitizing parents, young people — and many in the medical community as well.
ENJOY! And if you do, please share widely. Thank you!

http://www.snagfilms.com/films/title/one_in_2000

 

Inspirational “Thoughtful Tuesdays” message from Dr. Dani Lee Harris

Inspirational “Thoughtful Tuesdays” message from Dr. Dani Lee Harris

Dr. Dani Lee Harris is a retired police officer, adjunct professor, author, activist and the first openly intersex Grand Marshall of a Pride Parade, in their hometown of Atlanta Georgia. Dani is also ICE’s Southeastern Regional Representative, we are proud to say, not just because of his tremendous accomplishments and dedication to human rights, but… Continue Reading

Fantastic Canadian Radio Interview about Intersex People & IGM

Fantastic Canadian Radio Interview about Intersex People & IGM

Morgan Holmes is a professor of sociology at Wilfred Laurier University in Waterloo, Ontario, who has published two books on intersex medicine and the law, including Intersex: A Perilous Difference. She is also one of the world’s earliest known intersex activists, and the first openly intersex person who our founder and E.D. saw a picture of, in a 1995… Continue Reading

U.S. Includes Intersex People in Bans on Sex Discrimination in Federal Health Care!

U.S. Includes Intersex People in Bans on Sex Discrimination in Federal Health Care!

On May 13th, the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) issued a 362-page rule on the Obamacare/Affordable Care Act’s Section 1557, the provision of the law which bans sex discrimination in health care, which included the statement: “… the prohibition on sex discrimination extends to discrimination on the basis of intersex traits or atypical sex characteristics.” This… Continue Reading

Davis on Deconstructing Intersex & Trans Medicalization Practices

Davis on Deconstructing Intersex & Trans Medicalization Practices

Congratulations to Georgiann Davis for another fantastic publication (If you haven’t checked out Contesting Intersex yet, you must). We look forward to reading, “Deconstructing Intersex & Trans Medicalization Practices” (co-authored with Jodie Dewey and Erin Murphy), now out in Gender & Society, and thank and applaud Dr. Davis for being a dedicated advocate and a critical, intelligent intersex… Continue Reading

We Celebrate IDAHO-T w/Fantastic New UN Video!

We Celebrate IDAHO-T w/Fantastic New UN Video!

We would like to wish all our comrades in the LGBTQIA community a very happy IDAHO-T Day (Int’l Day Against Homophobia, Transphobia & Biphobia). Whether we grow up to be LGBT or not, all intersex people are vulnerable to homophobia, transphobia and biphobia if our differences are detected at birth or in childhood, because the… Continue Reading

Genderqueer Intersex Activist Running for Office in India!

Genderqueer Intersex Activist Running for Office in India!

We congratulate and thank Gopi Shankar for zis brave, wonderful work representing intersex and genderqueer/non-binary people in India, and will be watching and rooting for zim! Read Gopi’s interview here: http://newstodaynet.com/tamil-nadu/ze-wants-bring-about-change-society.   VKFacebookTwitterGoogle+E-mail Continue Reading

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