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E.D. Hida Viloria on UN Radio’s Gender Focus

E.D. Hida Viloria on UN Radio’s Gender Focus

Our ED speaks about growing up as an intact intersex person, identifying as gender fluid, and how s/he thinks parents of intersex babies should treat them in this short interview segment UN Radio’s UN Gender Focus. Hida’s segment starts 3:16 minutes in, after an educational intro. by Charles Radcliffe, head of the UN Free &… Continue Reading

GLMA Calls for End to Nonconsensual Surgeries on Intersex Minors!

GLMA Calls for End to Nonconsensual Surgeries on Intersex Minors!

Earlier this week, GLMA, the Gay and Lesbian Medical Association, adopted a new resolution on the medical treatment of intersex kids, titled, “Medical and Surgical Intervention of Patients with Differences in Sex Development.” As GLMA states on their website: In what is believed to be a first for a US-based health professional association, GLMA recently revised… Continue Reading

UN Free & Equal Launches Intersex Awareness Campaign

UN Free & Equal Launches Intersex Awareness Campaign

The UN’s Free & Equal Campaign has launched a fantastic new #IntersexAwareness Campaign! The Campaign features extensive resources and information about intersex people, including an Intersex Voices section featuring our E.D. and other #intersex activists who are changing the world. Please share it widely to help educate people and foster love, acceptance, and equality for… Continue Reading

The Intersex Awareness Day 2016 Did You Know? List

The Intersex Awareness Day 2016 Did You Know? List

By our E.D. Hida Viloria Today is #IntersexAwarenessDay, celebrated in honor of the first known intersex protest, held at a medical clinic in Boston exactly twenty years ago, on October 26th. Although we’ve made a lot of progress since then, let’s face it: we still need a lot more awareness about intersex people. I mean,… Continue Reading

UN Releases “Intersex Awareness” Video!

UN Releases “Intersex Awareness” Video!

Today, in light of the upcoming #IntersexAwarenessDay, the UN Free & Equal Campaign released the video “Intersex Awareness”. The video, which is filmed without dialogue n order to be universally appealing and understood by people of all language groups, features the experience of an expecting family where the mother gives birth to an intersex baby,… Continue Reading

Teen Vogue Discusses Heteronormativity’s Negative Impact on Interex People

Great Teen Vogue article, “Why Heteronormativity is A Bad Thing”, discusses the negative ways in which heteronormativity impacts intersex people and promotes Intersex Genital Mutilation/IGM (aka nonconsensual “normalizing” surgeries). Please enjoy and share this educational, intersexionality exploring piece.  Continue Reading

Watch Award Winning Documentary ONE IN 2000

“One in 2000 shows that truly effective care for intersex people means recognizing that there are many paths to health and happiness and that the real experts on intersex are the people themselves.” —Thea Hillman, Intersex Author “Fabulous-real, relevant, scientific, personal, and important… it should be offered in every medical school.”   — Jan Schwartz,… Continue Reading

Fantastic Canadian Radio Interview about Intersex People & IGM

Fantastic Canadian Radio Interview about Intersex People & IGM

Morgan Holmes is a professor of sociology at Wilfred Laurier University in Waterloo, Ontario, who has published two books on intersex medicine and the law, including Intersex: A Perilous Difference. She is also one of the world’s earliest known intersex activists, and the first openly intersex person who our founder and E.D. saw a picture of, in a 1995… Continue Reading

U.S. Includes Intersex People in Bans on Sex Discrimination in Federal Health Care!

U.S. Includes Intersex People in Bans on Sex Discrimination in Federal Health Care!

On May 13th, the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) issued a 362-page rule on the Obamacare/Affordable Care Act’s Section 1557, the provision of the law which bans sex discrimination in health care, which included the statement: “… the prohibition on sex discrimination extends to discrimination on the basis of intersex traits or atypical sex characteristics.” This… Continue Reading

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