Youth

Intersex people in sport

Submission to the OHCHR on women and girls in sport

IHRA has made a formal submission to the UN Office of the High Commissioner for Human Rights in response to a questionnaire seeking information to fulfil its mandate in Human Rights Council resolution 40/5 on the elimination of discrimination against women and girls in sport.

YOUth & I publication, on a wooden table, accompanied by a cup of coffee

YOUth & I intersex youth publication

In YOUth & I, intersex youth tell their own stories, how they want to and in their own way. YOUth & I is an Australian publication created and edited by Steph Lum, and supported by the ACT Capital of Equality grants program. Download a free copy.

YOUth & I book launch

YOUth & I youth publication launch

Youth project YOUth & I will launch its publication on Monday 28 October, 5.30-6.30pm at Smith’s Alternative in Civic, Canberra. “Entry is free! Books will be available in print for a small fee and available for free download online after this date.”

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New resources for kids, youth and parents

Our friends at Reach Out Australia and Kids Helpline are updating their resources for intersex youth and parents of intersex youth. We have assisted in the creation of these resources and we strongly commend them.

Steph Lum, speaking at Women Deliver 2019

Steph Lum at Women Deliver 2019

In TEDx-style, Steph Lum (then IHRA co-chair) presents experiences of some intersex women, in personal relationships and accessing appropriate healthcare, at the Women Deliver 2019 conference in Vancouver.
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Alex David holding a sign asking "Were you raised as a boy or a girl?"

You Can’t Ask That

Episode 3 of season 4 of ABC’s You Can’t Ask That focuses on intersex people. Watch it in iView now.

Steph Lum, photo by Georgia Andrews. Glasses by Irene Kuzemko

Steph Lum: “Intersex self-love”

Steph Lum has won a prize for the poem “Intersex self-love”, in the Canberra SpringOut essay competition. Congratulations, Steph! Here’s the poem in its entirety.

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Youth

Finding out you have an intersex variation can be a surprise! It doesn’t mean you’re alone. There are heaps of us out here with different intersex variations.

Amanda Saenz and Bailey De young

Celebrating intersex firsts on TV

The MTV series “Faking It” is smashing records when it comes to intersex representation in the media. Historically, fictional TV and film representations have typically presented intersex people as either murderers, medical dilemmas or a prop for malicious rumours. Accurate and positive representations are rare, so Faking It marks a very significant shift, and we’d…
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Council of Europe adopts resolution on children’s right to physical integrity

Overnight Australian time, the Council of Europe, a 47-member country institution that overseas human rights, pharma and many other issues across those countries, adopted a resolution on the protection of children’s rights to physical integrity. A “provisional” version of Resolution 1952 (2013) showing “Text adopted by the Assembly on 1 October 2013” includes a specific…
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