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.
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.
Tony Briffa has written on being intersex and Maltese Australian in the book Living and Loving in Diversity: An anthology of Australian multicultural queer adventures (chief editor Maria Pallotta-Chiarolli, Wakefield Press). The book was launched at the 2018 Australian GLBTIQ Multicultural Council conference, “Living Loving Diversity”, and an edited extract has been published by Archer… Read more →
Tony and Manja Briffa spoke at a Marriage Equality rally in Melbourne, on 16 August 2014. Here’s Tony’s speech. UPDATE, 24 August: Details of the Senate submissions and hearing have moved here. Thank you for the introduction and thank you to Equal Love for continuing the campaign for marriage equality for 10 years! I’m an… Read more →
Tony Briffa spoke on “Nothing about us without us – Stepping out of the shadows and giving intersex people a voice” for OII Australia and the Androgen Insensitivity Syndrome Support Group Australia at the Darwin Outgames Human Rights Forum on 15 May this year. Here is the speech. Good morning everyone. I would like to… Read more →
BeyondBlue are conducting research into social networks and are looking for a small group of intersex men, resident in Australia, to participate in an online study for up to 30 minutes per day over 3 days. Participants will be asked to join in at least once per day and participate in discussion, at any time… Read more →
The Australian Research Centre in Sex, Health and Society and Val’s Café is partnering with OII Australia to understand the needs of older intersex people. This information will be used to develop educational resources to aged care service providers to improve services. If you are an intersex person resident in Australia aged 60 years or… Read more →
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