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Viloria’s interview in Gender Talents video project

ICE’s Hida Viloria was interviewed for Gender Talents , a fantastic web-based project by artist Carlos Motta that engages movements and discourses for gender self-determination within trans and interest communities. Carlos did a FANTASTIC job capturing some of Hida’s best points about the numerous issues that impact intersex people — such as homophobia, gender-variant-phobia, sexism, fear of lesbian sexuality, and the historic sexual disempowerment of all people — and that facilitate our medical “Normalizaton”, a.k.a. Intersex Genital Mutilation (IGM). S/he also talks about some of he/r perspectives as an intact intersex person, how intersex people benefit society, and more! Watch the 8 1/2 minute video here. :)

Viloria featured in The Human Agenda: Conversations about Sexual Orientation and Gender Identity

ICE Executive Director Hida Viloria is featured in the fantastic new book The Human Agenda: Conversations about Sexual Orientation and Gender Identity (February 5, 2015), by author and LGBTQI advocate Joe Wenke. S/he speaks about the harmful “normalizing” non-consensual medical practices – a.k.a. Intersex Genital Mutiltion (IGM) – that intersex minors are often subjected to,…Continue Reading

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