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New papers by Morgan Carpenter on health and human rights

New papers by Morgan Carpenter on health and human rights

We are pleased to share current and recent peer-reviewed journal articles by co-executive director Morgan Carpenter, on intersex health and human rights, and an associated book chapter. The ‘normalization’ of intersex bodies and ‘othering’ of intersex identities In an open access peer-reviewed journal article and a book chapter, Morgan describes contradictions where medicine construct intersex bodies as either female or male while law and…

Five years of the not-for-profit company

OII Australia logotype

Five years ago today, Organisation Intersex International Australia Limited was officially registered by the Australian Securities and Investments Commission as a not-for-profit company. We later obtained status as a Public Benevolent Institution, and we remain a volunteer-run organisation, without core funding, nor any significant public or philanthropic funding. Registration followed a dialogue initially established between Karin Gottschalk…

Morgan Carpenter at LGBTI Human Rights in the Commonwealth conference

Morgan Carpenter at LGBTI Human Rights in the Commonwealth conference

We’re delighted that Morgan Carpenter spoke on intersex health and human rights at the LGBTI Human Rights in the Commonwealth event in Glasgow, Scotland on 18 July, at the kind invitation of the Equality Network and Kaleidoscope Trust. Much of the Commonwealth however is not a good place to be lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender or intersex. Of the 53 member countries of the Commonwealth, 42 criminalise their LGB citizens, and trans and…

Moving forward

federal parliament

Morgan and Tony at the federal parliament in March 2014, about to hear the first Senate speeches on intersex health and human rights, following publication of a report of an inquiry on the involuntary or coerced sterilisation of intersex people in Australia   National Intersex Organisation Finally Achieves Funding for Part Time Staff The Board of OII Australia is excited to announce that, after many years of operating entirely through the…

Morgan Carpenter interviewed on Sunday Night Safran

Morgan Carpenter interviewed on Sunday Night Safran

Morgan was interviewed by John Safran and Father Bob on triple j’s Sunday Night Safran last Sunday night. The interview is from 1:04:30 to 1:15:20. Do you think secrets are made to be kept? Or are they always, ultimately destructive? + MEREDITH BURGMANN Political, environmental and social activist recently discovered ASIO had kept a massive, secret file on her for decades. + After years as a cult leader, DAVID AYLIFFE eventually decided…

Our staff

Our staff

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…

Intersex health – Morgan Carpenter’s presentation to Health in Difference conference

Audio Listen to the audio, courtesy of Joy 94.9. Background Health in Difference is the major Australian conference on the health needs of LGBTI peoples, organised by the National LGBTI Health Alliance. We have never before seen such good inclusion of intersex issues at an LGBTI event, and we thank participants and congratulate the conference organisers for this, and also for the exceptional level of organisation. Gina Wilson (president OII…

Marriage and people with intersex variations, a submission

Parliament

This paper discusses the role of medical interventions in preparing intersex bodies for marriage, as well as issues with access to marriage. It provides an update on the implications of marriage laws in Australia. Download in PDF format 9 January 2017 Submission on the Exposure Draft of the Marriage Amendment (Same-Sex Marriage) Bill 1. OII Australia Organisation Intersex International Australia Limited (“OII Australia”) is a national,…

Our board

Our board

Steph Lum – Co-chair Steph’s website Steph first joined the board in February 2017, then took a leave of absence at the end of that year to take a short-term position with the Australian Human Rights Commission. They returned to the board, and the role of co-chair, in December 2018. Steph is a lawyer, working in the field of human rights law in Canberra, and has been admitted to the Supreme Court of the Australian Capital…

Intersex people and mental health: Morgan Carpenter’s speech at Courageous Voices conference

Courageous Voices conference

Morgan Carpenter was a plenary speaker at Courageous Voices, the LGBTI Mental Health Conference 2014. The event was held on 26-27 June at the Pullman Sydney Hyde Park Hotel, 36 College Street in Sydney. The conference focused on LGBTI mental health and suicide prevention. Morgan spoke for 15 minutes on mental health and cultural issues as part of a wide ranging plenary session with Dr Gávi Ansara (LGBTI Health Alliance) and Margaret Maymen…

ABC’s The Drum publishes article by Morgan Carpenter: Normalising surgeries must end

Defend intersex rights

Morgan has an opinion piece on the ABC’s opinion pages, The Drum, this afternoon: “We must put an end to normalising surgery” on intersex infants and children: The clitoris is the only part of any human body that’s purely designed for pleasure. But is too much of a good thing a bad thing? Research on what constitutes “normal” genitalia, for both men and women, is somewhat scarce – but labia reductions…

Morgan Carpenter speaks at The Wheeler Centre: Intersex bodies and the society that shapes them

Wheeler Centre talk on intersex bodies

Morgan Carpenter spoke on “Intersex bodies and the society that shapes them” at Melbourne’s Wheeler Centre. The event took place at lunchtime on Thursday 26 November. In this lunchtime talk, he’ll introduce what intersex is, talk about its relevance to LGBT alliances, and cover key health, cultural and religious issues as they relate to intersex – and their mental health impact. Read an edited version of the speech The speech…