On 26 October, Intersex Awareness Day, co-chair Morgan Carpenter gave a talk at UTS entitled “Intersex, thinking outside the box: intersex, identity, harmful practices and 20 years of activism.” Date: Wednesday 26 October, 2016 Time: 12 to 1pm Location: CB08.02.002 (the Dr Chau Chak Wing Building) RSVP to firstname.lastname@example.org This event was kindly supported by…
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On 23 August, UTS Law Students’ Society will hold an event on LGBTI rights, with speakers including Dr David Bennett QC (keynote), Geoff Holland (UTS law), Hilary Kincaid (Inner City Legal Centre), Ruth Nocka (Corrs Chambers Westgarth) and Morgan Carpenter (OIIAU).
The sponsorship of LGBTI events by IVF businesses raises ethical issues not just about the elimination of intersex traits, but also about the nature of community and comprehension of issues relating to intersex bodily diversity.
We thank Alex Greenwich, MP, the independent Member of the NSW Parliament for Sydney for his allyship.
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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Jenny Leong, Greens MP for Newtown, New South Wales, has introduced a motion in the Legislative Assembly of the State Parliament.
Who are intersex people? What are some of the key health, cultural and human rights issues that shape intersex people and intersex bodies? An Intersex Awareness Day presentation and Q&A in the Dr Chau Chak Wing Building, by Morgan Carpenter, president of OII Australia. The event is kindly supported by UTS Equity and Diversity Unit.
A submission to an inquiry stated to be on access to gender recognition by trans people. OII Australia was invited or requested by a range of parties to comment on numerous occasions during the inquiry submission period, and thus we made a submission despite the narrow suggested scope of the inquiry. It reflects our concerns on issues of involuntary or coerced medical treatment, and on proposed sex or gender classifications.
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.
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…
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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.
A motion calling for the implementation of the Commonwealth Senate committee report on the involuntary or coerced sterilisation of intersex people passed the NSW Legislative Council at 2.45pm today. The text also acknowledges Intersex Awareness Day. The motion was put forward to the upper house of the State Parliament by Dr Mehreen Faruqi (Greens); it…
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