Intersex people are born with physical sex characteristics that don’t fit medical norms for female or male bodies. We have many different kinds of bodies and life experiences.
Intersex Human Rights Australia is a national not-for-profit company by and for people born with variations of sex characteristics. We were formerly known as OII Australia.
We promote human rights and bodily autonomy. Our goals are to help create a society where intersex bodies are not stigmatised, and where our rights as people are recognised. We engage in systemic advocacy and community-building work, and provide information, education, and resources.
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Queer Screen and IHRA are delighted to invite you to attend the world premiere of the first narrative movie created and starring an openly intersex person, River Gallo. Ponyboi is produced by Stephen Fry and Emma Thompson. The Mardi Gras Film Festival will also screen two other movies that show intersections of intersex and LGBT…
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Imagine being a proud member of the LGBTI community, and a survivor of childhood and adolescent conversion therapies, and seeing the organisation that abused you and tried to make you fit heteronormative stereotypes welcomed into the Melbourne Pride March. With no apology, and no evidence of change to their practices.
Steph Lum has won a prize for the poem “Intersex self-love”, in the Canberra SpringOut essay competition. Congratulations, Steph! Here’s the poem in its entirety.
In May 2018, Dr Michael Noble passed away. IHRA lost one of our longstanding members, and Australia lost one of our first wave of intersex activists. We remember him and his works.
Find and participate in an intersex community stall at Midsumma Carnival, and come along to talks and performance by Bonnie Hart, Kelly O’Shea and Elise Nyhuis, during the festival in Melbourne, starting this coming weekend.