Speeches (page 3 of 3)

These are speeches by IHRA directors on intersex human rights issues, included where we have shareable transcript, video, audio and/or slide content. Browse a more complete listing of events by IHRA and others


Opening statement at the Senate hearing on involuntary or coerced sterilisation

This is the opening statement by Morgan Carpenter, secretary of OII Australia, at yesterday’s hearing of the Senate Community Affairs Committee inquiry into involuntary and coerced sterilisation. It wasn’t intended to cover every issue, but rather its purpose was to set the scene. The statement OII Australia is a not-for-profit, human rights and peer support…
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Senate hearings on the Human Rights and Anti-Discrimination Bill

Yesterday, Gina Wilson and myself, Morgan Carpenter, had the enormous privilege of speaking to the Senate’s Legal and Constitutional Affairs Legislation Committee regarding intersex provisions in the Human Rights and Anti-Discrimination Bill. We made a range of statements in line with our submission to the Senate Inquiry on the bill, and also tabled a document,…
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Intersex intersectionalities with lesbian and gay communities

Morgan Carpenter, OII Australia board member, wrote and presented this paper at the After ‘Homosexual’ conference in Melbourne in February 2012. The focus is on intersectionalities with people experiencing same-sex attraction.

Equal Love

Gina Wilson’s speech to the Equal Love Rally, Canberra, 7 November 2009

Friends, I am here today to support marriage equality. Let me tell you how that seems from an intersex perspective. First, a quick explanation of intersex. Intersex people are individuals who do not fit common perceptions of maleness and femaleness. Intersex people are individuals who have genetic, hormonal, congenital and other differences that might be…
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