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Great Interview on Buddhism and Intersex by Small Luk

Great Interview on Buddhism and Intersex by Small Luk

“…if the recognition of the third gender can let Intersex people receive more benefits and happiness and reduce distress, Buddhists should take up encouraging these roles and offer an arm of support to them.” From the following interview about Buddhism with Professor Shih 釋昭慧法師, by intersex activist Small Luk, founder of the Chinese intersex advocacy… Continue Reading

More Americans Receive Non-binary Gender Recognition!

More Americans Receive Non-binary Gender Recognition!

“I hope that more people will feel empowered to challenge the norms, to see that our sexual anatomy is on a spectrum and that gender is really socially constructed.” — David Cameron Strachan As reported by NBC News on Wednesday, February 15th, three more Californians –David Strachan, 69, Char Crawford, 32, and Xin Farrish, 34–… Continue Reading

S. African Beauty Queen Comes Out as Intersex!

S. African Beauty Queen Comes Out as Intersex!

Earlier this week, we celebrated South African Sharon Rose Khumalo’s victory–as the newly crowned Miss Mamelodi Sundowns–and her decision to compete as an openly intersex person, on Facebook. We’re thrilled to see her spreading pride and awareness about being intersex, and that her coming out has been respectfully covered by the press this week. We’re… Continue Reading

Our Founding E.D. Reflects on Intersex Pride on Oprah

Our Founding E.D. Reflects on Intersex Pride on Oprah

“I wouldn’t be a ‘regular’ woman if you paid me: this is who I want to be.” — Hida Viloria Our founding E.D. Hida Viloria​ reflects on being he/r authentic intersex self on The Oprah Winfrey Show. Intersex Pride on Oprah #intersex #IntersexEquality #ComingOut #BornBoth #LGBTI #Latinx Continue Reading

Model Hanne Gaby Odiele comes out as intersex!

Model Hanne Gaby Odiele comes out as intersex!

As outlined in USA Today, model Hanne Gaby Odiele has come out as intersex– hurray! She did so, like all intersex advocates, to shine a light on the human rights abuse of nonconsensual cosmetic infant surgeries, aka Intersex Genital Mutilation (IGM), and to advocate for an end to the practice. As Odiele told USA Today:… Continue Reading

Global Intersex Activists & The Guardian on Intersex Birth Certificates

Global Intersex Activists & The Guardian on Intersex Birth Certificates

Bravo to Sara Kelly Keenan and to The Guardian for this respectfully written and well researched article, featuring fantastic interviews with Keenan–the first U.S. citizen to be issued an “intersex” birth certificate (from New York City)–her husband, and others. We have long spoken about the fact that in order for nonconsensual surgeries, aka Intersex Genital… Continue Reading

The TransAdvocate Challenges WPATH’s Support of IGM & DSD

We have always believed that intersex and trans people should support each other and work together as allies. Sadly, this has not always been the case. In the fantastic Transadvocate.com article “Owning Endosex Privilege and Supporting the Intersex Community: WPATH, Intersex Genital Mutilation (IGM), and Sex Variant Bodies“, trans lesbian feminist and ally extraordinaire Margo… Continue Reading

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