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. Read more →
OII Australia has a “closed” Facebook group. The group provides support for people with intersex variations, and our parents and family. It is not necessary to be a member of OII Australia: we deliberately make the group open to friends and allies as well. The group also provides a place to share and discuss news… Read more →
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… Read more →
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… Read more →
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.
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