On 1 July, Tony Briffa presented to the University of Melbourne medical student conference at Etihad Stadium in Melbourne, along with clinicians Garry Warne and Sonia Grover, and ethicist Lynn Gillam. This talk will discuss the different kinds of intersex conditions, what causes them, how decisions about both medical and surgical management are made and… Read more →
Morgan Carpenter was a plenary speaker at Courageous Voices, the LGBTI Mental Health Conference 2014. The event was held on 26-27 June at the Pullman Sydney Hyde Park Hotel, 36 College Street in Sydney. The conference focused on LGBTI mental health and suicide prevention. Morgan spoke for 15 minutes on mental health and cultural issues… Read more →
The Safe Schools Coalition Australia project has recently been launched, and both OII Australia and AISSGA provided some assistance to help turn a Victoria-based LGBT program into a national intersex-inclusive program. More work is being done (intersex is not about sexual or gender diversity) and that work includes hopes for intersex inclusion in the program’s… Read more →
Tony Briffa was a keynote speaker on “Being an intersex, queer and ethnic community leader in a diverse, multicultural city” at Cultural Diversity in Ageing 2014 Conference: Shaping Inclusive Services on 13 June 2014. The event was held from 12-13 June at the Melbourne Convention Centre, Victoria: The City of Hobsons Bay, in Melbourne’s west,… Read more →
Internationally, work on intersex issues is partially supported by the inclusion of “sexual orientation and gender identity” (SOGI) in a small number of UN resolutions, joint statements, and reports of Special Rapporteurs. UN resolutions establish frameworks for national legislation find their way into national law, as was the case In the last year with the… Read more →
The 25th Session of the Human Rights Council in March 2014 witnessed a historic first: the first ever side event exclusively focused on intersex issues, titled Intersex People and Human Rights: Violations, Voices and Visions. OII Australia was proud to participate, alongside other NGOs.