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Watch Outstanding New Zealand Documentary INTERSEXION

Watch Outstanding New Zealand Documentary INTERSEXION

If you haven’t caught it yet, the New Zealand intersex documentary Intersexion (Ponsby Films, 2012) is a must see, and now it is available online on Vimeo! It speaks with a diverse group of intersex community members from around the world to explore the human rights violation of nonconsensual, medically unnecessary “normalizing” surgeries — a.k.a. Intersex Genital Mutilation (IGM)… Continue Reading

OII’s message of “Intersex” pride reflected in great video! :)

We are thrilled to see more intersex advocates following our lead by discarding the use of medical terms such as “DSD” (representing “Disorders” or “Differences”, “of Sex Development”) to describe us, and instead using “Intersex” exclusively in this video, “What It’s Like Being Intersex”! In 2011, OII-USA was founded with the same mission as the… Continue Reading

Viloria’s 8.5 minute video interview in Gender Talents web 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,… Continue Reading

Aljazeera interviews Viloria on sports policies for intersex female athletes

Aljazeera interviews Viloria on sports policies for intersex female athletes

  Our E.D. Hida Viloria is on Aljazeera’s The Stream today, speaking with scholars Payoshni Mitra, PhD, and Katrina Karkazis, PhD, author of Fixing Sex, about how sporting regulations for intersex women, specifically those with hyperandrogegism (high natural testosterone levels), are discriminatory, as witnessed in the recent case of India’s Dutee Chand. Viloria has lobbied extensively against… Continue Reading

UN Free & Equal Campaign Human Rights Day video features Viloria

UN Free & Equal Campaign Human Rights Day video features Viloria

We’re happy to see OII-USA Director Hida Viloria quoted in this article announcing the UN Free & Equal campaign’s video of the groundbreaking panel Sports Comes Out Against Homophobia. “It’s very easy to discriminate against intersex women [athletes] because we’re closeted,” said U.S. intersex activist Hida Viloria. “That’s why even though intesex is 1.7% of… Continue Reading

Viloria Speaks on Intersex Human Rights at the UN!

Viloria Speaks on Intersex Human Rights at the UN!

On Human Rights Day (December 10th), OII Chairperson and OII-USA founding director Hida Viloria spoke at the United Nations, making her the first openly intersex person that we know of to do so. Viloria’s pioneering work as an “out” intersex activist was honored with the invitation to speak on the panel event Sport Comes Out… Continue Reading

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