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Lambda Legal Continues Fight on Behalf of Intersex Citizen Denied a U.S. Passport!

Lambda Legal Continues Fight on Behalf of Intersex Citizen Denied a U.S. Passport!

LAMBDA LEGAL PRESS RELEASE, Tuesday, October 10, 2017 Contact Tom Warnke: C: 213-841-4503; twarnke@lambdalegal.org ==================================================== Lambda Legal Continues Fight on Behalf of Intersex Citizen Denied a U.S. Passport “In the year since the Court ruled in favor of our client, the State Department doubled-down on its discriminatory male-or-female-only gender policy, again denying Dana an essential… Continue Reading

Viloria & others quoted in Washington Post Intersex Rights article

Viloria & others quoted in Washington Post Intersex Rights article

Our E.D. Hida Viloria and other members of the intersex community are quoted in the article, “The Intersex Rights Movement Is Ready for its Moment,” in today’s Washington Post, which also features beautiful picture of many young community members, which we feel is wonderful for bringing a humanizing lens to the intersex community and our… Continue Reading

Help For Struggling Youth

Help For Struggling Youth

      In light of the tragic fatal shooting last weekend of non-binary intersex college student Scout Schultz, we encourage anyone who knows a youth who is struggling to make them aware that they can reach out for free to the following organizations, which offer 24 hour mental health/suicide prevention counseling: The Trevor Project… Continue Reading

Suffering College Students Shouldn’t Be Shot Dead: R.I.P. Scout Schultz

Suffering College Students Shouldn’t Be Shot Dead: R.I.P. Scout Schultz

    From our founding director.   As reported on Facebook early this week, we are extremely saddened by the fatal shooting of college student Scout Shultz, who passed away late Saturday night, September 17th, from shots fired by campus police at Georgia Tech.   Schultz was an intersex and non-binary engineering student who used… Continue Reading

Human Rights Watch calls on American Academy of Pediatrics to Stop IGM!

Human Rights Watch calls on American Academy of Pediatrics to Stop IGM!

  Excellent article from Human Rights Watch calling on the American Academy of Pediatrics, convening this weekend in Chicago, to endorse what we intersex activists have been advocating for decades: a moratorium on medically unnecessary, nonconsensual surgeries on intersex infants and children, also known as Intersex Genital Mutilation, or IGM! “Human Rights Watch and interACT… Continue Reading

Viloria to give Keynote at Lambda Archives Annual Gala

Viloria to give Keynote at Lambda Archives Annual Gala

Our founding director Hida Viloria will be presenting the keynote address at this years Lambda Archives of San Diego Annual Gala: 30 Years of Preserving the Pearls of Our History. Saturday, September 16th, 2017. 6PM-8PM. Lafayette Hotel, Swim Club and Bungalows 2223 El Cajon Blvd San Diego, California We thank the Lambda Archives of San… Continue Reading

Intersex Doctor Speaks Out Against IGM in THE NATION!

Intersex Doctor Speaks Out Against IGM in THE NATION!

      A decade ago, our E.D. appeared on The Oprah Winfrey Show with the author of this excellent piece in The Nation, and we thank Dr. Katharine B Dalke for her continued efforts to end medically unnecessary nonconsensual surgeries on intersex minors, aka Intersex Genital Mutilation (IGM). Please share! Continue Reading

Rights group calls on US to end surgeries on intersex children

Rights group calls on US to end surgeries on intersex children

    The report, “I Want to Be Like Nature Made Me: Medically Unnecessary Surgeries on Intersex Children in the US,” was released earier this week, on July 25th. In yesterday’s article, “Rights group calls on US to end surgeries on intersex children,” The Jurist covers the 160-page report, produced by Human Rights Watch and… Continue Reading

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