Author: Karin

Our Logo

Our Logo

WE have been asked to explain why our logo looks the way it does and to justify apparently controversial design choices like setting it in lower case instead of upper case. Why no icon for intersex? The answer is simple – there is no such thing as a universal pictorial language. If there was, humanity would…
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Speech on marriage equality by Senator John Faulkner at 46th ALP National Conference 2011, Darling Harbour, 3 December 2011

Speech on marriage equality by Senator John Faulkner at 46th ALP National Conference 2011, Darling Harbour, 3 December 2011

OII Australia applauds Labor Senator John Faulkner for his speech and its resounding words about human rights, made on Saturday 3rd December during Labor’s National Conference. Human rights can never be at the mercy of individual opinions or individual prejudices. They are not privileges to be extended to one person and denied to another according…
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Intersex Awareness Day, 2011

Orchid, source: http://all-free-download.com/free-photos/download/orchid_purple_flower_230755.html

The first Intersex Awareness Day (IAD) came about when the American intersex group named Hermaphrodites with Attitude (HWA) picketed an American Association of Paediatrics (AAP) conference in Boston on 26th October 1996. Those picketing this event were outraged that the doctors attending the conference were recommending and conducting infant genital mutilation (IGM) surgery on intersex…
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Intersex and ISGD: yet another attempt to co-opt intersex?

The new catch-all term being heavily promoted in Sydney, “Intersex, Sex and/or Gender Diverse”, comes across as yet another variation on what Alice Dreger and ISNA did with their attempt to erase intersex with DSD, standing for “Disorders of Sex Development”. A previous attempt at extending & replacing intersex DSD was sold to the medical…
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Think Global, Act Local

Think global, act local. And act global too

Poster “Think Global, Act Local. And Act Global Too.” Tap the image to download a resizable PDF poster.

Sex Binary = 100% fiction

Sex Binary = 100% Fiction

Poster “Sex Binary = 100% fiction.” Tap the image to download a resizable PDF poster.

I support intersex equality

I support equality...

Poster “I support equality & human rights for all my intersex family & friends.” Tap the image to download a resizable PDF poster.

Lili Elbe in her own words

Lili Elbe in her own words

Below is reproduced a letter written by Lili Elbe née Einar Wegener in 1930 shortly before the surgery that would lead to her death. The searing tragedy of her situation could not be clearer. The dangerous medical advice she had already been given and that resulted in tissue necrosis was surpassed by the attempted transplant…
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If only XX and XY…

If only XX...

Poster “If only XX = female and only XY = male then how do you account for X0, XXY, XYY, XXYY, XXXY, XY/X0, XX/X0, XX/XY,…” Tap the image to download a resizable PDF poster.