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E.D. Hida Viloria in Psychology Today

E.D. Hida Viloria in Psychology Today

“I want parents to know that intersex kids can decide who they are for themselves and have that turn out beautifully.” — Hida Viloria

Our E.D.’s interview Born Both: Intersex and Happy, in Psychology Today, covers bodily autonomy, parental decision-making, positive identity and much more. Enjoy and please share with parents and stakeholders in particular. :)

Portugal Seeks To Ban Sex Reassignment Surgeries on Intersex Infants!

Portugal Seeks To Ban Sex Reassignment Surgeries on Intersex Infants!

As reported in the Gay Star News, as part of the discussion earlier today at the International Day Against Homophobia, Transphobia and Biphobia (IDAHOBIT), celebrated on May 17th, Forum this week in Brussels, Portugal announced legislation aimed to ban medically unnecessary surgeries on intersex babies. Brava Portugal! If passed, Portugal will become the third country… Continue Reading

Doctors Reevaluate “Disorders of Sex Development”!

“Based on their results, the authors recommend that the DSD term be updated through a collaborative effort between the medical, research and advocacy communities.” — from “Term ‘Disorders of Sex Development’ May Have Negative Impact” OII and OII-USA have advocated against the stigmatizing, harmful term “Disorders of Sex Development/DSD” since it was introduced in 2006,… Continue Reading

Nevada Bill SB 408 Seeks to Ban Nonconsensual Intersex Surgeries!

Hurray for Nevada Bill SB 408, which seeks to ban Intersex Genital Mutilation (IGM), aka nonconsensual sex reassignment surgeries on intersex babies! Thanks also to activist and scholar Dr. Georgiann Davis, author of the fantastic Contesting Intersex, for speaking out in favor of it on Las Vegas Now News. Boo, however, to the doctors who… Continue Reading

10 Reasons Why Asking “Is It is a Boy or a Girl?’ Makes Me Cringe

Fantastic intersex affirming piece “10 Reasons Why Asking ‘Is It is a Boy or a Girl?’ Makes Me Cringe,” by intersectional feminist mom and great ally Reaca Pearl. Big thanks to Ms. Pearl for writing and please share widely! https://www.romper.com/p/10-reasons-why-asking-is-it-a-boy-a-girl-makes-me-cringe-48348 Continue Reading

Our E.D. Hida Viloria in Rolling Stone magazine!

Our E.D. Hida Viloria in Rolling Stone magazine!

  We are thrilled to report that our E.D. Hida Viloria was featured in Rolling Stone magazine, in an interview about he/r new memoir Born Both: An Intersex Life, which hit stores last week on March 14th. Viloria discusses issues of gender, racism, non-binary identity, discrimination, love and more. Please enjoy and share widely! Continue Reading

Intersex activist re-evaluates female body norms in Buzzfeed

Intersex activist re-evaluates female body norms in Buzzfeed

“If I take out my implants, I wonder if I may set an example for the next generation of girls in my family that breasts do not define our femininity.” — Arisleyda Dilone Doctors perform irreversible medically unnecessary surgeries and other treatments, known as Intersex Genital Mutilation (IGM) on intersex babies to make them conform… Continue Reading

Intersex Activists Draft Bill SB1342 to Protect Intersex Infants!

Intersex Activists Draft Bill SB1342 to Protect Intersex Infants!

Mo Cortez, Koomah, and Interact Advocates for Intersex Youth have done something fantastic: Bill SB 1342! It’s a bill: “Relating to prohibiting nonconsensual genital surgery on certain minors with intersex traits.” See the following from The Houston Intersex Society on how you can get involved. It’s one of the first known Intersex protecting bills ever… Continue Reading

Our E.D.’s Intersex Memoir Hits Stores Tomorrow!

Our E.D.’s Intersex Memoir Hits Stores Tomorrow!

In a world that desperately needs to hear intersex stories, we are thrilled that tomorrow, March 14th, our E.D. Hida Viloria’s memoir, Born Both: An Intersex Life, will become the first book by an intersex author to be published by a Big Four publisher! This sends a strong message that people want intersex voices to… Continue Reading

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