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

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…
Read more →

AISSGA annual conference


The Androgen Insensitivity Syndrome Support Group Australia is holding its annual conference in Brisbane on 8-9 August this year. Here’s the open invitation by AISSGA president Bonnie Hart: The AISSGA is a peer-based, not-for-profit support group for people with an intersex variation or who have someone who is intersex in their family.  2015 National…
Read more →

Survey of intersex Australians commences!

University of New England

Folks at the University of New England, OII Australia, the AISSGA, and the National LGBTI Health Alliance have collaborated to create a detailed initial study of the circumstances, histories and needs of people born with atypical sex characteristics. The project has a joint reference group with community involvement. We’re sure that there imperfections, but we’re…
Read more →

OII Australia and AISSGA at Sydney Mardi Gras Fair Day

Sydney Mardi Gras

Intersex community organisations will be present at Sydney Mardi Gras Fair Day for the first time this year: OII Australia and the AIS Support Group Australia share a stall on Sunday 22 February. Come along if you’re in town! We’re in Area B between 10am and 4pm, possibly longer. Looking from the main bar to…
Read more →

Open community social events in Sydney, second Tuesday of each month

Intersex community socials

Open community social events for people with intersex variations will start in Sydney on 9 December 2014, in partnership with the AIS Support Group Australia. Anyone with an intersex variation is welcome, as are parents and families of children and adults with intersex variations. You don’t need to be a member of either organisation to come along.

Newtown Festival, 2014

Newtown Festival (photo: Teddy Cook)

Folks who follow our social media accounts will know that a group of people from OII Australia and the AIS Support Group Australia participated through a stall in the 2014 Newtown Festival recently. We had a high profile spot in one of the country’s busiest community festivals. It was a really amazing experience, with a…
Read more →

Intersex Awareness Day, 2014

Yellow orchid

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…
Read more →

Tony Briffa speaks at Monash University on intersex human rights

Arthur, Martha and everyone else: equality now for intersex, trans and gender diverse people We’re delighted that Tony Briffa will be speaking at Monash University’s Castan Centre for Human Rights Law, on the human rights of intersex people, on 7 October from 6pm to 7.30pm. The Castan Centre is part of the university’s Faculty of…
Read more →

UN Human Rights Council: resolution, statement and side event, “The time has come”

United Nations Human Rights Council

Several significant events for intersex people are taking place during this September’s UN Human Rights Council in Geneva. Resolution on sexual orientation and gender identity Events include proposals for a SOGI (Sexual Orientation and Gender Identity) resolution aimed at eliminating violence and discrimination that does not expressly include intersex status or intersex issues. However, the…
Read more →