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Category Archives: Non-binary / Gender

Non-binary refers to people whose gender identity is not exclusively male/man or female/woman. It includes herms, androgynes, two-spirit, genderqueer, genderfluid, agender, bigender, intergender, neutrois, and other people who do not identify within the male/female binary. We note that interex people have the same range of gender identities as non-intersex people, which means that some of us have nonbinary gender identities which match our bodies. This page is for issues/events concerning all non-binary people, because we recognize that people with non-binary gender identities share similar experiences and perspectives, whether intersex or not, and thus work in coalition with other non-binary communities.

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

Great video of Sara Keenan’s Historic Intersex Birth Certificate

Great video of Sara Keenan’s Historic Intersex Birth Certificate

We prefer the 1.7% statistic for #intersex people, as it includes all the different types, unlike the 1 in 2000 statistic used in the video, which only refers to intersex people with ambiguous genitalia, but we still love this video, and the historic event it commemorates. Tx Sara Kelly Keenan for demanding intersex recognition! #IntersexID… 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

“Intersex” Birth Certificate Issued in New York City!

“Intersex” Birth Certificate Issued in New York City!

We recently received news from intersex recognition activist extraordinaire, Sara Kelly Keenan–the first legally recognized non-binary Californian–that the city of New York has amended their birth certificate to read “Intersex”!!!!! We commend Keenan for her efforts, and New York City for recognizing that intersex people exist and deserve to be recognized! For hundreds of years,… 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

Victory for Intersex Plaintiff Dana Zzyym & All Non-Binary People!

Victory for Intersex Plaintiff Dana Zzyym & All Non-Binary People!

Earlier today, Lambda Legal–who are representing our Associate Director Dana Zzyym in their historic U.S. lawsuit for accurate gender recognition on their passport–issued an update in the case titled, “Victory for Intersex Plaintiff”. From the press release: “Lambda Legal is urging the State Department to issue accurate passports for non-binary people! This comes after a… Continue Reading

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