Events

Events on, or including, issues relevant to intersex people. Includes Intersex Awareness Day, conferences, research studies, community consultation and forums.

Rainbow Votes: intersex issues in the federal election

Rainbow Votes Coalition member logos

OII Australia and eight partner organisations collaborated in Rainbow Votes, coordinated by Corey Irlam. The Rainbow Votes coalition appreciates the comprehensive responses by the Australian Greens, Australian Labor Party and Liberal National Coalition to our 2016 LGBTI election survey. Members of the Rainbow Votes coalition of LGBTI rights and health organisations have assessed the content…
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Celebrating LGBTI carers in the West

Carers Victoria event flyer

Tony Briffa will participate in a panel at an event on LGBTI carers, organised by Carers Victoria, on Wednesday 18 May 2016. The event organisers are Carers Victoria, who advise the following: This is a free community event. Celebrate LGBTI carers and people caring for LGBTI partners, friends and family members. Learn about inclusive support…
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Macquarie University Law Society “Social Justice Speaker Night”, 27 April

Macquarie University Law Society “Social Justice Speaker Night”, 27 April

On 27 April, the Macquarie University Law Society will hold a “Social Justice Speaker Night” focusing on “LGBTQI+ & The Law”, sponsored by Clayton Utz. Speakers will include Jenny Leong (Greens MP for Newtown), Michael Kearney SC, Morgan Carpenter (OII Australia) and Kate Gleeson (Macquarie University). The panel will be chaired by Jon Papadopoulo. The…
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The Silent Tears project

Silent Tears project

OII Australia board member Candice participated in the Silent Tears project this year. The multimedia exhibition by Belinda Mason, with Denise Beckwith, Dieter Knierim and Margherita Coppolino, reveals the lived experience of “20 women with disability who were subjected to violence and women with disability who have acquired disability as a result of violence”. Belinda…
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Newtown Festival

Newtown Festival

We have a joint OII Australia/AISSGA stall in the Newtown Festival again this year. Come and pop by to say hello – it will also be Intersex Day of Solidarity. It’s a high profile spot, in the same location as in 2014 – stall 136, highlighted in the red circle in the image below. Last…
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Intersex Awareness Day, 2015

intersex flag

OII Australia president Morgan Carpenter writes on genetics research and more developments over the last twelve months in this year’s reflection on Intersex Awareness Day. In recent weeks, the Hudson Institute of Medical Research in Melbourne announced the discovery of a new “syndrome leading to intersex”, one of at least 40 different and mostly genetic…
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Intersex Day project commentaries for Intersex Awareness Day

Small Luk

A new Intersex Day project promoting human rights actions around Intersex Awareness Day and Intersex Day of Solidarity is presenting long-read commentary works by Morgan Holmes, Betsy Driver, Small Luk and more, as well as a compilation of events for the two intersex days around the world. Morgan Holmes is the only surviving intersex participant…
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UN side event on intersex and human rights

On Friday, a side event was held at the UN Human Rights Council with intersex human rights defenders from five continents. Morgan Carpenter (OII Australia) moderated a panel featuring Julius Kaggwa (SIPD, Uganda), Hiker Chiu (Oii-Chinese, Taiwan), Kimberly Zieselman (AIC, US) and Dan Ghattas (OII Europe, Germany). The event was very kindly supported by ILGA and COC Netherlands.

UN High Commissioner Zeid Ra’ad Al Hussein opens intersex expert meeting

UN High Commissioner for Human Rights Zeid Ra’ad Al Hussein opened an expert meeting on intersex: “All human beings are born equal in dignity and rights. Those foundational, bedrock principles of universality and equality mean that all of us, without exception, and regardless of our sex characteristics, are equally entitled to the protections of international human rights law.”

Health in Difference, 2015

Health in Difference, 2015

Morgan Carpenter (president, OII Australia) and Bonnie Hart (president of AISSGA) will jointly run a workshop at the National LGBTI Health Alliance’s Health in Difference conference, 2015. A world-first parliamentary report on intersex health was published in 2013, and in the same year, “intersex status” was added to federal anti-discrimination legislation. As the same time,…
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Safe Schools Coalition Symposium

Safe Schools Coalition Symposium

Morgan Carpenter will run a workshop on intersex inclusion at the 2015 National Safe Schools Symposium on Thursday 30 July in Sydney. The event takes place at The Refectory (Main Hall), Holme Building, in the University of Sydney. The National Safe Schools Symposium is a national gathering of young people, teachers, service providers and supporters…
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