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Steph Lum, speaking at Women Deliver 2019

Steph Lum at Women Deliver 2019

…isation, and harmful practices because their bodies are seen as different. Steph Lum, co-chair of Intersex Human Rights Australia, discusses some of the experiences some intersex women face in their personal relationships and barriers in accessing appropriate healthcare at the Women Deliver 2019 conference in Vancouver, Canada, June 2019. This Power Talk was the first presentation on intersex at this global women’s conference. Watch here, and cong…

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Joint statement to the Congregation for Catholic Education

…ntersex individual subjected to surgery Shannon Brewington Matthew Edwards Stephanie Lum Kama Maclean Mark Willcox Manuela Falzone Jules Joanne Gleeson, VIMÖ Katrin Gerald Halmer Dr Rebecca Green Dorothea Giesche von Rüden, Intersexuelle Menschen e.V., Deutschland, OII Marlies Marlow Ostl Joery Buitelaar Elena-Maria Beenen Shone Edem, Interfaith Diversity Network of West Africa Natascha Herpich Rachel Garfield Emili Stevenson Alex Jürgen, VIMÖ All…

Steph Lum, photo by Georgia Andrews. Glasses by Irene Kuzemko

Steph Lum: “Intersex self-love”

Steph Lum. Photo by Georgia Andrews, glasses by Irene Kuzemko. Steph Lum (co-chair, IHRA) has won a prize for the poem “Intersex self-love”, in the Canberra SpringOut essay competition. This inaugural competition was supported by SpringOUT in partnership with the Equal Rights Coalition. Congratulations, Steph! You know what happened When they tried to make you normal All those appointments you hated Where they looked at you Touched you It was act…

Steph Lum in Geneva, 2018

Steph Lum: speech to Canberra think tank on LGBTIQ inclusion

Steph Lum in Geneva, June 2018 Steph Lum gave this speech to the Inclusive Canberra think tank, held by the ACT LGBTIQ Ministerial Advisory Council, on 14 November 2017. Tonight I am speaking as a young person with an intersex variation. I’m really encouraged that we have such a positive environment here in the ACT and there’s a lot of energy and will to make things better for the LGBTIQ community. But how we make sure that everyone within that c…

Steph Lum, performing the poem Graduation Day

Graduation Day, a poem by Steph Lum

…On 2 May, Steph Lum (editor of the YOUth&I magazine) performed the poem Graduation Day as part of Equality Australia’s Queer Love In. We’re pleased to now share this poem with you.   The event was an afternoon of performance to support LGBTI artists who have lost income due to the COVID-19 pandemic. Find out more, and watch the entire event, online on the Equality Australia Facebook page….

Health in Difference panel presentation

Steph Lum: panel presentation at Health in Difference

…in Difference, in Sydney, 12 April 2018. Good evening everyone, my name is Steph. My story is a story not often heard – it’s a story of just being a really boring everyday intersex person. Hey. Being intersex just does not affect my life on a day to day basis. I’m really glad I have my intersex variation. I can’t really imagine myself any other way. I would certainly never choose to have been born any differently. What I’m told is interesting abou…

Emeritus board members

Emeritus board members

…or their vital work. Steph Lum – Co-chair Articles by Steph Articles about Steph 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, between December 2018 and November 2019. Steph is a lawyer, working in the field of human rights law in Canberra, and has been admitted to th…

Intersex for parents.

Intersex for parents

…tersex people: YOUth&I stories, poems and art by intersex youth, edited by Steph Lum, 2019 Orchids: My Intersex Adventure, film, Australia, 2010 Intersexion, film, NZ, 2012 Fiction: Golden Boy by Abigail Tarttelin, young adult fiction None of the Above by I W Gregorio, young adult fiction A parent talks: this piece for television, broadcast by SBS in March 2015, includes an interview with a parent. Read about this story here, and a follow-up artic…

Health in Difference panel presentation

Health in Difference, 2018

…oroney, Steph Lum, Georgie Yovanovic, Candice Cody and Mani Mitchell. Read Steph Lum’s presentation Workshop sessions Bonnie Hart (AISSGA) and Mani Mitchell (ITANZ) led a workshop on working with intersex (diverse sex characteristics) clients. This interactive workshop is for mental health practitioners. It will explore the unique aspects of working therapeutically with the intersex community. We will establish a definition. We will clarify what a…

Intersex Awareness Day 2020: make every day Intersex Awareness Day

Intersex Awareness Day, 2020

…ntersex, if you get what we mean! Now for today’s special guest… Steph Lum is an intersex advocate, researcher, poet and founder of the very first intersex youth publication, YOUth&I. Up until recently, Steph was living on Ngunnawal land in Canberra but has moved to Ireland to research intersex human rights issues. “Intersex visibility is so important so that intersex people can grow up and see themselves and their experiences reflected around…

Intersex for allies

Intersex for allies

…10 Non-fiction YOUth&I stories, poems and art by intersex youth, edited by Steph Lum, 2019 Fixing Sex by Katrina Karkazis The Legal Status of Intersex Persons by Jens Sherpe, Anatol Dutta and Tobias Helms (eds) Critical Intersex by Morgan Holmes (ed) Raising Rose: Our Story of Parenting an Intersex Child by Eric Lohman, Stephani Lohman and Georgiann Davis Fiction Golden Boy: A Novel by Abigail Tarttelin None of the Above by I W Gregorio Documentar…

Darlington retreat

Darlington Statement

…ws. 13 March 2017. Jones J. Intersex activists in Australia and New Zealand publish statement of priorities. Star Observer. 10 March 2017. Comment by Steph Lum, a director of OII Australia Statement: CC BY-NC-ND 3.0 licence….