Ageing

Articles about intersex and ageing.

SOGII consultation

Human Rights Commission submission on intersex policy reform and services

Late last year, the Human Rights Commissioner announced a survey and consultation to explore key rights and services issues affecting LGBT and intersex people in Australia. Download OII Australia SOGII Submission 2015 OII Australia consulted our members, board and broader constituency, and we have made a submission today that covers the key intersex-specific issues for…
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Yellow orchid

Morgan Carpenter: “intersex and ageing”

A speech given on intersex and ageing to a local NSW audience on Monday 2 February by Morgan Carpenter. It follows the 2012 publication of an intersex-inclusive national strategy for LGBTI ageing and aged care. A massive subsequent shift in terminology from LGBT to LGBTI hasn’t been matched by an increase in understanding or action.

Cultural Diversity in Ageing 2014 Conference: Shaping Inclusive Services

Tony Briffa at the 2014 Cultural Diversity in Ageing conference

Tony Briffa was a keynote speaker on “Being an intersex, queer and ethnic community leader in a diverse, multicultural city” at Cultural Diversity in Ageing 2014 Conference: Shaping Inclusive Services on 13 June 2014. The event was held from 12-13 June at the Melbourne Convention Centre, Victoria: The City of Hobsons Bay, in Melbourne’s west,…
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Understanding the needs of older intersex people

The Australian Research Centre in Sex, Health and Society and Val’s Café is partnering with OII Australia to understand the needs of older intersex people. This information will be used to develop educational resources to aged care service providers to improve services. If you are an intersex person resident in Australia aged 60 years or…
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Parliament

Submission on the Sex Discrimination Amendment (Sexual Orientation, Gender Identity and Intersex Status) Bill 2013

Our submission to the Senate Inquiry on the Sex Discrimination Amendment (Sexual Orientation, Gender Identity and Intersex Status) Bill 2013 has just been published. While not as comprehensive as the Human Rights and Anti-Discrimination Bill, which seemingly could not generate sufficient support this side of an election, we welcome the tabled Sex Discrimination Amendment (Sexual…
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Equal Rights Trust: Testimony by Gina Wilson on rights for intersex people

The UK’s Equal Rights Trust has just published testimony by OII Australia president, Gina Wilson, in The Equal Rights Review, Vol. 10. Gina talks about her personal background, her work as an activist, and the issues we face in seeking human rights, including intersex and the sex binary, the medical model, invisibility in human rights…
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Parliament

National and international LGBTI groups respond to Attorney-General on Human Rights and Anti-Discrimination Bill

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: March 20, 2013 Press Contacts: Hayley Conway (and Finn Shearer), All Out, 0415 314 293 hayley@allout.org Anna Brown, Victorian Gay & Lesbian Rights Lobby, 0422 235 522 Gina Wilson, Organisation Intersex International (OII) Australia, 0148 290 336 gina@oii.org.au Justin Koonin, NSW GLRL, 0414 269 339 Peter Hyndal, A Gender Agenda 0408 111…
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Human Rights and Anti-Discrimination Bill

We welcome the Senate Inquiry report on the Exposure Draft of the Human Rights and Anti-Discrimination Bill 2012

OII Australia warmly welcomes the report of the Senate Inquiry on the Human Rights and Anti-Discrimination Bill, and in particular the conclusions regarding protection for intersex people. We strongly encourage the Attorney General to oversee the passing of the bill, as amended, by June 2013. The report’s conclusions on intersex are as follows: Intersex status…
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Gina Wilson

Tenth day of intersex: Ageing

On the Tenth Day of Intersex we draw your attention to the aged, to aged care and how that affects intersex lives. What is intersex? Intersex people are people who, as individuals, have congenital genetic, hormonal and physical features that may be thought to be typical of both male and female at once. That is,…
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Parliament

Letter to Department of Health and Ageing on LGBTI exclusion from draft standards of residential aged care

Review of aged care standards Dear Department of Health and Ageing, I write on behalf of Organisation Intersex International Australia Limited in regard to the recently released draft standards of residential aged care. We are very disappointed that Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, Transgender and Intersex issues (LGBTI) have not been addressed in these standards of care….
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Parliament

Submission on the Federal Department of Health & Ageing’s new National Women’s Health Policy

19 June, 2009 The Hon Nicola Roxon Minister for Health and Ageing Organisation Intersex International Australia’s response to the Department of Health and Ageing discussion paper on a New National Woman’s Health Policy. Organisation intersex International (OII) is the world’s largest intersex organisation. It is the only intersex organisation that is made up of, predominantly,…
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