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Model Hanne Gaby Odiele comes out as intersex!

Model Hanne Gaby Odiele comes out as intersex!

As outlined in USA Today, model Hanne Gaby Odiele has come out as intersex– hurray! She did so, like all intersex advocates, to shine a light on the human rights abuse of nonconsensual cosmetic infant surgeries, aka Intersex Genital Mutilation (IGM), and to advocate for an end to the practice. As Odiele told USA Today:… Continue Reading

Global Intersex Activists & The Guardian on Intersex Birth Certificates

Global Intersex Activists & The Guardian on Intersex Birth Certificates

Bravo to Sara Kelly Keenan and to The Guardian for this respectfully written and well researched article, featuring fantastic interviews with Keenan–the first U.S. citizen to be issued an “intersex” birth certificate (from New York City)–her husband, and others. We have long spoken about the fact that in order for nonconsensual surgeries, aka Intersex Genital… Continue Reading

The TransAdvocate Challenges WPATH’s Support of IGM & DSD

We have always believed that intersex and trans people should support each other and work together as allies. Sadly, this has not always been the case. In the fantastic Transadvocate.com article “Owning Endosex Privilege and Supporting the Intersex Community: WPATH, Intersex Genital Mutilation (IGM), and Sex Variant Bodies“, trans lesbian feminist and ally extraordinaire Margo… Continue Reading

E.D. Hida Viloria quoted in People Magazine

E.D. Hida Viloria quoted in People Magazine

Today, People Magazine quotes our founding director Hida Viloria about the recent historic development in NYC! Last week we shared the great news that NYC had issued a groundbreaking intersex birth certificate—to the fantastic Sara Kelly Keenan, who is also the first non-binary Californian— and we are grateful for all the media coverage which has… Continue Reading

NBCNews.com covers NYC’s Intersex Birth Certificate & Zzyym’s Passport Lawsuit

NBCNews.com covers NYC’s Intersex Birth Certificate & Zzyym’s Passport Lawsuit

Great piece in NBCNews.com of the recent issuing of Sara Kelly Keenan’s “intersex” birth certificate, featuring coverage of our own Dana Zzyym’s historic passport lawsuit for non binary intersex gender recognition, and Jamie Shupe’s non binary gender recognition in Oregon. “Not all intersex people will choose to identify legally as intersex,” Keenan told NBC Out,… Continue Reading

Together We Fixed it: De-Pathologization Win in Nat’l Geographic!

Together We Fixed it: De-Pathologization Win in Nat’l Geographic!

What a great Christmas/Hanukkah gift to the intersex community to have our concerns listened to & addressed! As this National Geographic article discusses, their January “Gender Revolution” issue has prompted many questions, one of them initiated by our founding director Hida Viloria–who is quoted in the piece–as well as several other intersex activists and the… Continue Reading

NBC News on Third Gender Option Explosion in the U.S.!

NBC News on Third Gender Option Explosion in the U.S.!

The recent landmark court ruling in our very own Dana Zzyym’s lawsuit for federal third gender recognition is covered in this NBC News article about the growing third gender option developments in the U.S. Last month, as outlined by Lambda Legal, Dana’s representatives in the lawsuit, “…a judge found that the State Department violated federal… Continue Reading

Sean Safia Wall profiled in NBC OUT

Sean Safia Wall profiled in NBC OUT

Sean Safia Wall is an African-American intersex artist, researcher and activist whose voice and perspective we have been a fan of since 2007, when he appeared, with ICE founder Hida Viloria and others, in the award-winning intersex documentary One in 2000 (available for viewing here). Currently, Wall is the founder of the EMERGE, “the parent project for a… Continue Reading

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