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Viloria on L.A.’s IMRU Radio on global human rights demands of intersex people

OII-USA’s Hida Viloria on IMRU Radio, Los Angeles — the nation’s longest running Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, Transgender, Queer and Intersex Radio News Magazine, “Out Loud and Proud since 1974″ — speaking about the Third International Intersex Forum and the global intersex advocacy community’s goals. Interview begins 34:20 minutes in. Thanks to fabulous ally Vash Boddie…Continue Reading

Council of Europe’s statement on intersex people’s need for equal rights!

In recognition of the upcoming International Day Against Homophobia and Transphobia on May 17th, the Council of Europe’s Commissioner for Human Rights has released the statement, A boy or a girl or a person — intersex people lack recognition in Europe. The statement examines the intense difficulties and human rights abuses  — such as “normalizing”…Continue Reading

Viloria on “Why We Need to Protect Intersex Babies”

We’re very pleased that The Advocate has shown a continuing interest in educating its many readers on intersex issues!  The essay not only educates regarding the discrimination and harm involved in non-medically necessary cosmetic genital surgery and sex reassignment of intersex babies (a.k.a. “Intersex Genital Mutilation”/IGM), but helps people understand and make important decisions about…Continue Reading

AutoStraddle: “Claudia Is Intersex, Let’s Talk About It”

AutoStraddle has recently published a great piece by OII USA Associate Director, Claudia Astorino: Intersex is now being included in the LGBT acronym, in adding the “I.” Not all intersex people are comfortable with this, and many of the same arguments that were used before including trans* individuals are now used for intersex: that intersex…Continue Reading

Viloria’s Short Video Compilation of Interviews on Intersex Equality

OII-USA Director and OII Int’l Chairperson Hida Viloria shares a message of intersex pride, visibility & human rights in this 2 1/2 minute video compilation of some of her best television and film interviews. Please share to spread the message of acceptance and equality for intersex people. Watch Hida’s video on Vimeo here: Reading

“Hermaphrodites Exist: Intersex, the ‘I’ in LGBTI” – Presentation by Hida Viloria and Claudia Astorino at Bluestockings, NYC, Oct 27

Tonight at Bluestockings Bookstore, Café, & Activist Center, 172 Allen Street, New York, New York 10002! [Location Map] Most societies still have a hard time openly incorporating intersex people into their culture. This workshop gets real about the resistance to admitting that hermaphrodites (our original, cultural label) exist, why so few of us are out…Continue Reading