Welcome to OII Australia – we promote human rights and bodily autonomy for intersex people, and provide information, education and peer support

Intersex people are born with physical, hormonal or genetic features that are neither wholly female nor wholly male; or a combination of female and male; or neither female nor male.

OII Australia is a national body by and for people with intersex variations. Our goals are to help create a society where sex differences are not stigmatised, and where our rights as people are recognised.
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Friends and members Facebook group

The OII Australia friends and members Facebook group is now a “secret” group, as the group was being listed in Facebook’s “suggested groups” and this was a concern to some members who weren’t ready for any form of public disclosure. We still welcome new members, and we take privacy concerns very seriously! The group provides…
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OII Australia and AISSGA at Sydney Mardi Gras Fair Day

Sydney Mardi Gras

Intersex community organisations will be present at Sydney Mardi Gras Fair Day for the first time this year: OII Australia and the AIS Support Group Australia share a stall this Sunday. Come along if you’re in town! We’re in Area B between 10am and 4pm, possibly longer. Looking from the main bar to the main…
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Tony Briffa in the Times of Malta: welcoming Malta’s stance on intersex

Tony Briffa

Tony Briffa has been interviewed by Claudia Calleja of the Time of Malta, while a Gender Identity Gender Expression and Sex Characteristics Bill proceeds through that nation’s parliament. Tony and OII Australia take a keen interest in Maltese developments: our former Vice-President is a dual national and her parents were both born in Malta; and…
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Human Rights Commission submission on intersex policy reform and services

SOGII consultation

Late last year, the Human Rights Commissioner announced a survey and consultation to explore key rights and services issues affecting LGBT and intersex people in Australia. Download OII Australia SOGII Submission 2015 OII Australia consulted our members, board and broader constituency, and we have made a submission today that covers the key intersex-specific issues for…
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Intersex and ageing

Yellow orchid

A speech given on intersex and ageing to a local NSW audience on Monday 2 February by Morgan Carpenter. It follows the 2012 publication of an intersex-inclusive national strategy for LGBTI ageing and aged care. A massive subsequent shift in terminology from LGBT to LGBTI hasn’t been matched by an increase in understanding or action.