Late last year it was widely reported that Nicole Kidman and Charlize Theron are to star in a fictionalised though somewhat biographical feature film, about Lili Elbe née Einar Wegener. She was the first publicly known intersex person. The film is The Danish Girl, based on the novel of the same name by US author… Read more →
We have received, via the Inner City Legal Centre, an invitation to attend a public lecture being presented at the University of Technology, Sydney (UTS) by Professor Marie Fox, Associate Professor Nikki Sullivan, and Dr Jessica Cadwallader, PhD – Regulating the sexed body: Circumcision, genital modification and cosmetic surgery. The lecture will be chaired by… Read more →
Despite a difficult childhood, Tony Briffa is a resilient pragmatist with a wonderful sense of humour, writes Lily Bragge. When Tony Briffa was born at Altona Hospital in 1970, doctors were unable to determine his gender. The younger of a set of twins, Briffa’s sister Catherine was confidently announced to be a girl, but for… Read more →
The Australian Human Rights Commission (AHRC) has released Sex Files: the legal recognition of sex in documents and government records, and this paper is available for download as a PDF or Word .DOC at here. Here are some items in the paper that mention intersex: 13.1 The focus of the sex and gender diversity project… Read more →
News reports and opinion pieces continue to flow about the Australian federal government’s planned scheme to filter the content on the Internet. Internet filtering is of great concern to OII Australia. Intersex people have historically been silenced, effectively forbidden from talking about intersex, from knowing our status as intersex, and we have only just now… Read more →
Intersex people are often asked to justify why intersex newborns should not be “normalised” – our genitals surgically made to resemble those of other people. This report, the result of a series of hearings by the San Francisco Human Rights Commission, gives some very good testimony against non-consensual genital surgery on infants, from intersex people… Read more →
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