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Excellent Coverage in Buzzfeed of Zzyym’s Groundbreaking Lawsuit

  “Foreign nationals who have the X marker on their passports are permitted to enter the U.S. and yet we’re denying the same rights to our own citizens,” said  Paul Castillo, the Lambda Legal staff attorney handling OII-USA Associate Director Dana Zzyym’s case. “When you are allowing foreign nationals more rights than you do your own… Continue Reading

OII-USA’s Dana Zzyym Sues U.S. State Department for the Right to be Legally Recognized as a Non-binary Intersex Person!

OII-USA’s Dana Zzyym Sues U.S. State Department for the Right to be Legally Recognized as a Non-binary Intersex Person!

***  FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE  *** Denver, CO, October 26, 2015. Today, Intersex Awareness Day, 2015, Lambda Legal filed a groundbreaking lawsuit against the U.S. State Department on behalf of OII-USA Associate Director Dana Zzyym, for Zzyym’s right to have their gender accurately represented as neither male nor female on their passport. Zzyym, a disabled Navy… Continue Reading

Ally Minister Dalli on Malta’s groundbreaking GIGESC Bill

This short, fantastically informative piece by Minister Dr. Helena Dalli of Malta, outlines their groundbreaking Gender Identity, Gender Expression, and Sex Characteristics (GIGESC) Bill, the first legislation in the world to criminalize unconsented interventions on intersex infants!!! Minister Dalli, an amazingly humanitarian ally, attended the 3rd International Intersex Forum, held in Malta in 2013, where… Continue Reading

Words from Malta, the first nation to ban Intersex Genital Mutilation/IGM!

Words from Malta, the first nation to ban Intersex Genital Mutilation/IGM!

“I am very proud to be from a country that has from now on the most comprehensive and respectful laws when it comes to the rights of trans and intersex people. No one should be declared mentally ill, undergo forced surgery or [be] forced to go through a divorce, in order to be recognised as… Continue Reading

PRESS RELEASE: Huge Intersex Rights Victory in Europe: Malta bans Intersex Genital Mutilation/IGM!

PRESS RELEASE: Huge Intersex Rights Victory in Europe: Malta bans Intersex Genital Mutilation/IGM!

OII-USA joins OII Europe in applauding this victory for Intersex people’s rights, and gives big thanks to members of the Maltese government, OII Europe, ILGA/ILGA Europe, and all who played a role in achieving it, particularly long term intersex allies Silvan Agius and Ruth Baldacchino! PRESS RELEASE******PRESS RELEASE*****PRESS RELEASE****** OII-Europe applauds Malta’s Gender Identity, Gender… Continue Reading

OII-USA/ICE’s Dani L. Harris’s new book gets great review in Houston Style Magazine

OII-USA/ICE’s Dani L. Harris’s new book gets great review in Houston Style Magazine

OII-USA/ICE’s multi-talented Officer and Professor Dani L. Harris, PhD’s book, Knowledge is Power: What Everyone Should Know About the Police!, got a great review recently in Houston Style Magazine. Congratulations and many thanks to Harris for providing this timely, important resource to the world! Check out Dani’s work and book at their website: DrDaniLeeharris.org. Continue Reading

Astorino in The Guardian on the Michael Phelps intersex lover “scandal”

OII-USA Associate Director Claudia Astorino explores the recent “Michael Phelp’s intersex lover” scandal in her fantastic essay, “The real Michael Phelps ‘scandal’ is the offensive portrayal of intersex people”http://www.theguardian.com/commentisfree/2014/nov/23/michael-phelps-scandal-portrayal-intersex-people Continue Reading

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