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 on Sunday 22 February. Come along if you’re in town! We’re in Area B between 10am and 4pm, possibly longer. Looking from the main bar to… Read more →
Open community social events for people with intersex variations will start in Sydney on 9 December 2014, in partnership with the AIS Support Group Australia. Anyone with an intersex variation is welcome, as are parents and families of children and adults with intersex variations. You don’t need to be a member of either organisation to come along.
Morgan Carpenter spoke on “Intersex bodies and the society that shapes them” at Melbourne’s Wheeler Centre. The event took place at lunchtime on Thursday 26 November. In this lunchtime talk, he’ll introduce what intersex is, talk about its relevance to LGBT alliances, and cover key health, cultural and religious issues as they relate to intersex… Read more →
A motion calling for the implementation of the Commonwealth Senate committee report on the involuntary or coerced sterilisation of intersex people passed the NSW Legislative Council at 2.45pm today. The text also acknowledges Intersex Awareness Day. The motion was put forward to the upper house of the State Parliament by Dr Mehreen Faruqi (Greens); it… Read more →
Folks who follow our social media accounts will know that a group of people from OII Australia and the AIS Support Group Australia participated through a stall in the 2014 Newtown Festival recently. We had a high profile spot in one of the country’s busiest community festivals. It was a really amazing experience, with a… Read more →
October 26 is Intersex Awareness Day. People with intersex variations are born with atypical physical sex characteristics. We face a range of health and human rights issues — and deep-seated stigma — caught between two contrasting visions of who and how we should be. On the one hand, this includes medical interventions in infancy and… Read more →