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Category Archives: LGBTQIA

Lambda Legal Continues Fight on Behalf of Intersex Citizen Denied a U.S. Passport!

Lambda Legal Continues Fight on Behalf of Intersex Citizen Denied a U.S. Passport!

LAMBDA LEGAL PRESS RELEASE, Tuesday, October 10, 2017 Contact Tom Warnke: C: 213-841-4503; twarnke@lambdalegal.org ==================================================== Lambda Legal Continues Fight on Behalf of Intersex Citizen Denied a U.S. Passport “In the year since the Court ruled in favor of our client, the State Department doubled-down on its discriminatory male-or-female-only gender policy, again denying Dana an essential… Continue Reading

Viloria & others quoted in Washington Post Intersex Rights article

Viloria & others quoted in Washington Post Intersex Rights article

Our E.D. Hida Viloria and other members of the intersex community are quoted in the article, “The Intersex Rights Movement Is Ready for its Moment,” in today’s Washington Post, which also features beautiful picture of many young community members, which we feel is wonderful for bringing a humanizing lens to the intersex community and our… Continue Reading

Help For Struggling Youth

Help For Struggling Youth

      In light of the tragic fatal shooting last weekend of non-binary intersex college student Scout Schultz, we encourage anyone who knows a youth who is struggling to make them aware that they can reach out for free to the following organizations, which offer 24 hour mental health/suicide prevention counseling: The Trevor Project… Continue Reading

Suffering College Students Shouldn’t Be Shot Dead: R.I.P. Scout Schultz

Suffering College Students Shouldn’t Be Shot Dead: R.I.P. Scout Schultz

    From our founding director.   As reported on Facebook early this week, we are extremely saddened by the fatal shooting of college student Scout Shultz, who passed away late Saturday night, September 17th, from shots fired by campus police at Georgia Tech.   Schultz was an intersex and non-binary engineering student who used… Continue Reading

Viloria to give Keynote at Lambda Archives Annual Gala

Viloria to give Keynote at Lambda Archives Annual Gala

Our founding director Hida Viloria will be presenting the keynote address at this years Lambda Archives of San Diego Annual Gala: 30 Years of Preserving the Pearls of Our History. Saturday, September 16th, 2017. 6PM-8PM. Lafayette Hotel, Swim Club and Bungalows 2223 El Cajon Blvd San Diego, California We thank the Lambda Archives of San… Continue Reading

Assoc Dir Zzyym Speaks Out About Their Landmark Non-binary Lawsuit on ABC News!

Assoc Dir Zzyym Speaks Out About Their Landmark Non-binary Lawsuit on ABC News!

    Intersex Campaign for Equality’s Dana Zzyym is interviewed on ABC News regarding their landmark lawsuit against the U.S. State Department for a passport with a non-binary gender designation. Go Dana! We are proud to have assisted in this case, and to call Dana our Associate Director. We are also deeply grateful to them,… Continue Reading

Former U.S. Surgeon Generals Call For Moratorium on  Medically Unnecessary Intersex Infant Surgeries!

Former U.S. Surgeon Generals Call For Moratorium on Medically Unnecessary Intersex Infant Surgeries!

In a stunning victory for intersex advocates, three former United States Surgeon Generals published a paper yesterday, titled “Re-Thinking Genital Surgeries on Intersex Infants,” which calls for a moratorium on performing medically unnecessary surgeries on intersex children! The paper’s authors, Dr. Joycelyn Elders, Dr. David Satcher, and Dr. Richard Carmona, the 15th, 16th and 17th… Continue Reading

Fight for Non-Binary Passport Continues!

Fight for Non-Binary Passport Continues!

    As reported in a press release yesterday, Lambda Legal has filed a motion to reopen the case of Dana Zzyym, our Associate Director, for non-binary gender recognition on their passport. Zzyym, who identifies as non-binary and uses they/them/theirs pronouns, is the first non-binary American to sue for the right to accurate federal gender… Continue Reading

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