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Brochures, reports, and other documents; photographs, posters and video.

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Intersex Awareness Day, 2014

October 26 is Intersex Awareness Day. People with intersex variations are born with atypical physical sex characteristics. We face a range of health and human rights issues — and deep-seated stigma — caught between two contrasting visions of who and how we should be. On the one hand, this includes medical interventions in infancy and…
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Andrew Solomon on growing up different

Andrew Solomon A.M. Homes and Robert Hoges spoke recently at Sydney Writers’ Festival on growing up different from parents – something he terms “horizontal identity”, in contrast with (for example) ethnic heritage, and typically religion and nationality which are “vertical identities”, shared between family members. Radio National presented extracts of this talk on Monday 2…
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Intersex inclusion in the 2014 Sydney Mardi Gras Parade

Statement by presidents of both Australian intersex-led organisations: Ms Bonnie Hart, president of the Androgen Insensitivity Syndrome Support Group Australia (AISSGA) and Mr Morgan Carpenter, president of Organisation Intersex International Australia (OII Australia) at the Mardi Gras Parade press briefing on 28 February.

Walkleys Media Talk

Walkley Media Talk: A queer thing happened on the way to the newsroom

OII Australia president Morgan Carpenter participated in a capacity-crowd media talk organised by The Walkley Foundation on Thursday 27 February at the State Library of New South Wales. Fellow panelists were Churchill Fellow and writer Senthorun Raj, journalists Monique Schafter (ABC’s 7.30 Report, formerly Hungry Beast) and Elias Jahshan (Star Observer, formerly Parramatta Advertiser), chaired…
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Participants at the Third International Intersex Forum in Malta

Malta Declaration

Between 29 November and 1 December 2013, the Third International Intersex Forum, supported by ILGA and ILGA-Europe, took place in Valletta, Malta. The event brought together 34 activists representing 30 intersex organisations from all continents, and produced a common declaration.

poster reading 'It's time to stop 'normalising' genital surgery on intersex infants and children'

It’s time to stop cosmetic genital surgery on intersex infants

It’s time to stop. In 2013, cosmetic genital surgeries still take place on intersex infants in Australia to make them “appear normal”. The surgeries are carried out primarily for social reasons: fears of family and social stigma. Clinicians themselves acknowledge that there is no firm evidence of good outcomes, especially for sexual function and sensation….
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Bonnie Hart, Stitch in Time

“Stitch in time”, Sydney, 19 July

Presentation of the intersex body existing within universally accepted time and emotional space. Exploring the historical medical treatment of intersex bodies, this expanded cinema work will use multiple film projections into space and directly onto the artist’s body. The artist’s body performs a ‘reality intervention’ to the projected image. Identification and Identity evolving from past…
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An intersex flag

We have struggled with symbols used to denote intersex people, so Morgan created one that is free for the world to use.