Press

Key or significant press reports on, by, or about OII Australia, our people, and our work. Articles that received significant press attention are also included, with links to press reports.

Gina Wilson interviewed on JOY 94.9

Gina Wilson, president of OII Australia, chats with Nick of JOY 94.9 FM about the issues and politics facing intersex people in Australia and around the world. Download audio file

Star Observer: Intersex people not ‘disordered’

Star Observer: Intersex people not ‘disordered’

The Star Observer reports on our position on proposed Diagnostic and Statistical Manual revisions: Australia’s peak body for intersex people has labelled revisions to the American Psychiatric Association’s diagnostic manual as a backwards step in the fight for intersex rights. In re-drafting the fifth edition of the Diagnostic and Statistical Manual, which is also used…
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Star Observer: Norrie may well be the first of their kind

Star Observer: Norrie may well be the first of their kind

Gina Wilson is quoted in this article about the impact of a third sex classification on intersex infants and children: SAGE said the decision was also a win for intersex children who might be registered as ‘Sex Not Specified’ until they decided what sex was right for them. However, Gina Wilson of Organisation Internationale des…
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On intersex birth registrations

Intersex people in several Australian are able to obtain an administrative correction of intersex birth registrations, including correction to male, female, or (in some cases) blank designation. Recognising the diversity of intersex gender identities There is a common assumption that intersex people have non-binary gender identities, and even a belief that a third sex classification…
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Gina Wilson interviewed for Radio Atticus on 2SER

OII Australia chairperson Gina Wilson was interviewed recently for radio station 2SER’s Radio Atticus program about the lack of human rights and legal protection for intersex people in Australia. The interview was broadcast on the morning of Monday 13th July, and is now available on the 2SER podcasts web page. The interview is partway through…
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LOTL: Intersex 101, “The Silent”

LOTL: Intersex 101, “The Silent”

The June 2009 issue of LOTL magazine has published an article written by OII Australia member EarthAngel, titled The Silent. It is an introduction to intersex for the magazine’s readers.