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 sex characteristics that don’t fit medical norms for female or male bodies. 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.
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Stories of Intersex people from Nepal

Stories of Intersex people from Nepal

Congratulations to Esan Regmi, Parsu Ram Rai, and Jensen Byrne for the publication of Stories of Intersex people from Nepal, today. The stories in this book are based upon the writings of intersex participants at the First Intersex National Meeting in Nepal, held on 8-9 February 2016 in Kathmandu. The meeting took place with support…
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Macquarie University Law Society “Social Justice Speaker Night”, 27 April

Macquarie University Law Society “Social Justice Speaker Night”, 27 April

On 27 April, the Macquarie University Law Society will hold a “Social Justice Speaker Night” focusing on “LGBTQI+ & The Law”, sponsored by Clayton Utz. Speakers will include Jenny Leong (Greens MP for Newtown), Michael Kearney SC, Morgan Carpenter (OII Australia) and Kate Gleeson (Macquarie University). The panel will be chaired by Jon Papadopoulo. The…
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The Silent Tears project

Silent Tears project

OII Australia board member Candice participated in the Silent Tears project this year. The multimedia exhibition by Belinda Mason, with Denise Beckwith, Dieter Knierim and Margherita Coppolino, reveals the lived experience of “20 women with disability who were subjected to violence and women with disability who have acquired disability as a result of violence”. Belinda…
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Celebrating intersex firsts on TV

Amanda Saenz and Bailey De young

The MTV series “Faking It” is smashing records when it comes to intersex representation in the media. Historically, fictional TV and film representations have typically presented intersex people as either crazed murderers, medical dilemmas or a prop for malicious rumours. Accurate and positive representations are rare, so Faking It marks a very significant shift, and…
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We support the Safe Schools Coalition Australia

Stand Out (SSCA)

Intersex students exist in every school and education institution. Many of us are same sex attracted. Many of us are heterosexual. Some of us may transition gender, while many of us identify with our sex assigned at birth. Just like non-intersex people. To this extent, actions to promote respect for same sex attracted and gender…
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