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Category Archives: Media Releases

New study confirms OII’s message: we are “Intersex”, not “DSDs”!

A recent study published in the International Journal of Pediatric Endocrinology (March 16, 2015), titled, “Congenital adrenal hyperplasia patient perception of ‘disorders of sex development’ nomenclature”, found that: “71.0% disliked or strongly disliked the term DSD. 83.6% stated they did not identify with the term DSD. 76.0% felt that the term DSD has a negative… Continue Reading

Viloria speaks twice in Barcelona!

Viloria speaks twice in Barcelona!

We are forever grateful to our fantastic allies Professors Joan Pujol Tarrés, PhD, and Marisela Montenegro, PhD, of the Department of Social Psychology (Departament de Psicologia Social) at the Universitat Autònoma de Barcelona (UAB), and Miguel Misse & Pol Galofre of Barcelona’s Cultura Trans, for sponsoring this fantastic event to bring ICE E.D. Hida Viloria… 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

Dutee Chand victorious! Please support her right to compete!

On Wednesday, February 11th, 2015, Indian track star Dutee Chand soared to victory, winning the gold medal in the 100- meter race at India’s National Games. http://www.thehindu.com/sport/other-sports/national-games-dutee-chand-sprints-to-glory/article6883265.ece Dutee is competing while under reprieve by the Court of Arbitration of Sport (CAS), which allows her to participate in domestic meets after she was suspended due to… 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

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

Australian Senate Releases Groundbreaking Report on Intersex People

We are very grateful to OII Australia for their work on getting this report published. Statement on the Senate report ‘Involuntary or coerced sterilisation of intersex people in Australia’ By Morgan on 29 October 2013 in Editorials, FAQs / Key Data, Health and medical ethics, Human rights,Media releases. The joint, cross-party report, “Involuntary or coerced sterilisation of intersex people in Australia”, was published… Continue Reading

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