Events

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

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…
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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…
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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…
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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…
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AISSGA annual conference this weekend

AISSGA logo

This weekend our friends at the Androgen Insensitivity Syndrome Support Group Australia (AISSGA) hold their annual conference, in Sydney near Central Station. If you haven’t registered yet, please do so quickly by emailing bonnie@aissga.org.au. Registration is free and open to all intersex people and their families who are current members. There is a small travel…
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