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

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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 intersex people. 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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Understanding the needs of older intersex people

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Understanding the needs of older intersex people

The Australian Research Centre in Sex, Health and Society and Val’s Café is partnering with OII Australia to understand the needs of older intersex people. This information will be used to develop educational resources to aged care service providers to improve services. If you are an intersex person resident in Australia aged 65 years or…
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Position statement by the Australian Medical Students’ Association

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The Australian Medical Students’ Association has adopted a new policy document entitled “Lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender, intersex and queer (LGBTIQ) health policy“. OII Australia welcomes this statement, which we hope will have an impact on practices and accreditation standards for medical schools. AMSA is the “peak representative body of Australia’s medical students”. The policy statement…
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Joint statement on homophobia in sport

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Joint statement on homophobia in sport

Joint statement by Transgender Victoria and OII Australia on the new Anti-Homphobia & Inclusion Framework for Australian Sports. We welcome Wednesday’s publication of the anti-homophobia policy, “Anti-Homophobia & Inclusion Framework For Australian Sports”. We welcome the intention to address issues facing trans and gender diverse people due to their gender identity, and intersex people due…
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Annual Information Statement, 2012-2013

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Our Annual Information Statement is now available on the Australian Charities and Not-for-profits Commission website. Activities during the year During the 2012-2013 financial year, activities included: Provision of peer support to members and other intersex people and families of intersex people. Public speaking and awareness raising at a wide range of public meetings, events and…
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GNN interviews Tony Briffa: a new quest for human rights

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MCV interviewes Tony Briffa

Rachel Cook in MCV/Gay News Network interviews Tony Briffa in a great extended review of Tony’s life and work, published today. On finding out about Androgen Insensitivity Syndrome and taking testosterone: At the age of 29, (after she had been in a straight marriage with a man for two years from 19 to 21 and…
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Darwin Outgames Human Rights Forum

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Darwin Outgames Human Rights Forum

Tony Briffa will be speaking on “Nothing about us without us – Stepping out of the shadows and giving intersex people a voice” for OII Australia and the Androgen Insensitivity Syndrome Support Group Australia at the Darwin Outgames Human Rights Forum on 14-16 May this year. Former OII Australia president Gina Wilson will also be…
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