Intersex people are born with atypical physical sex characteristics, so that our bodies do not fit typical definitions of male or female. We have diverse bodies, identities and life experiences.
OII Australia is a national body by and for people with intersex variations. Our goals are to help create a society where our bodies are not stigmatised, and where our rights as people are recognised. Read more →
A number of changes to directorships took place in today’s board meeting of Organisation Intersex International Australia Limited. We are proud and delighted to welcome three new board members bringing diverse experience and expertise to the organisation, Alex David, Bonnie Hart and Andie Hider. The appointments strengthen our capacity in Victoria, and give representation to… Read more →
Georgiann Davis’s first book, “Contesting Intersex, The Dubious Diagnosis” is hotly awaited, and the first chapter has just become available online, from the publisher. Here are a couple of quotes (references omitted): I show how contemporary U.S. medical experts on intersex, like much of society, tend to hold narrow, essentialist understandings of sex, gender, and… Read more →
The visibility of the intersex movement is hampered by our worldwide lack of resourcing. It’s also notable that intersex and LGBT movements can often diverge: while most intersex people know a lot about issues affecting same sex attracted and transgender people, this is frequently not reciprocal. There are few intersex voices in LGBTI spaces, our… Read more →
We congratulate the Astraea Lesbian Foundation for Justice on the launch of a world first intersex-focused philanthropic fund. Research by Global Action for Trans* Equality and the American Jewish World Service in 2013 found that the funding available for intersex human rights work amounted to just over US$40,000, and “intersex-led groups have a median annual… Read more →
Morgan Carpenter (president, OII Australia) and Bonnie Hart (president of AISSGA) will jointly run a workshop at the National LGBTI Health Alliance’s Health in Difference conference, 2015. A world-first parliamentary report on intersex health was published in 2013, and in the same year, “intersex status” was added to federal anti-discrimination legislation. As the same time,… Read more →
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