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Tony Briffa on “coming out” as intersex

Tony Briffa in the Star Observer

…ffa learned, often one piece at a time, the details of the intersex variation Briffa was born with: at five, that Briffa couldn’t have children; at 11, that Briffa wouldn’t have periods; not long after that, that Briffa had internal testes. Rather than go through the process familiar to many gay and lesbian people of coming out to oneself and then others, Briffa had to be told about being intersex by someone else. Tony Briffa talks about…

Moving forward

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…ime Staff The Board of OII Australia is excited to announce that, after many years of operating entirely through the work of volunteers, our two co-chairs will become our joint Executive Directors as of 1 December 2016. Both Tony Briffa and Morgan Carpenter will be contracted part time on systemic advocacy, health and human rights work for Australians with intersex traits. A key initial task will be to develop a business plan for the…

Tony Briffa in the Times of Malta: welcoming Malta’s stance on intersex

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…“Sadly, castrations and physical sex changes are exactly what happen to children all over the world – it happened to me. As a Maltese person I am very proud Malta is the first country to stand up and put a stop to it,” says Tony who was born with Partial Androgen Insensitivity Syndrome. Tony discusses the mental health impact of early surgical intervention, and the need to recognise all kinds of intersex gender identities – including both…

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From 1 December 2016, we have two joint executive directors, each working on a part-time basis: Tony Briffa and Morgan Carpenter. Tony Briffa JP – Co-Executive Director Articles by Tony Articles about Tony Tony’s website Tony Briffa was elected to the position of co-chair in November 2015, alongside Morgan Carpenter, after serving as vice-president. Tony is one of Australia’s first intersex advocates, appearing on 60 Minutes in 2000…

Tony Briffa in Body&Soul: “I’m proud to be intersex”

Tony: "I'm proud to be intersex"

…the “Body and Soul” magazine today, in the Sunday Herald Sun (Victoria), Sunday Telegraph (NSW), Sunday Mail (QLD), Sunday Mail (SA), Sunday Territorian, Sunday Times and the Sunday Tasmanian. It’s based on Tony’s own words, and we’re proud of Tony for doing this! It’s a challenge living in a society that’s divided so clearly into men and women. But I feel very comfortable having accepted my true self…

The Age on Tony Briffa: “Choosing the right gender”

Tony Briffa in The Age: Choosing the right gender

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 Tony, there was much doubt. More information The Age, 1 February 2005: Choosing the right gender The Age, 9 July…