Anti-discrimination

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. Note: in some jurisdictions, such as New South Wales, the rules for people changing sex marker on birth certificates (whether intersex or not) can be onerous, particularly when…
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Germaine Greer: children “are owned like pets”

Germaine Greer: children “are owned like pets”

Australian-born British-resident public intellectual and retired academic Germaine Greer yesterday made a comment that may be seen as of benefit to intersex people during her address to the Festival of Dangerous Ideas in Sydney. Children are “the least free of all, and are owned like pets or slaves. They can be mutilated with impunity,” she said….
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Sydney Morning Herald: Ordered from Australia to face mutilation

Sydney Morning Herald: Ordered from Australia to face mutilation

Young women are subjected to Female Genital Mutilation (FGM) in countries all over the world, whether it is done in secrecy or not. Efforts are underway in some countries to outlaw FGM, but the practice is alive and well in Africa and the Middle East. OII Australia hopes that the young women profiled in the…
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Sally Gross: Intersex and the law

Sally Gross: Intersex and the law

Sally Gross, apartheid-era member of the African National Congress and founder of Intersex South Africa writes in that country’s Mail & Guardian newspaper about legislation to protect intersex people from discrimination. It’s the first such legislation anywhere in the world: Before 2006, when an obscure judicial amendment—comprising two simple definitions—was signed into law, being found…
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The Timber Communities Australia makes apology to intersex people for anti-Greens, anti-intersex ads

The Timber Communities Australia makes apology to intersex people for anti-Greens, anti-intersex ads

The Timber Communities Australia (TCA) lobby group has apologized to all Australian intersex people for its political advertisements criticizing the Australian Greens’ policies on intersex, via Tasmanian human rights activist Martine Delaney. We wish to point out, to the ABC, that intersex is not transgender. We gratefully thank Ms Delaney for accepting the apology on…
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Inner City Legal Centre rejects fear of intersex people

ICL rejects intersexphobia

ICLC – the Inner City Legal Centre – has made this group self-portrait as their submission for the ThisIsOz.com.au antidiscrimination project. Thank you, ICLC! Here are more details about ThisIsOz.com.au, from the project’s website… From Welcome: This Is Oz is an online photo gallery where people can help fight discrimination against Australia’s gay, lesbian, bisexual…
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