I’m a WA representative for Intersex Peer Support Australia (IPSA), a national intersex-led charity that provides peer support to people with intersex variations and our families. In my role, I get to meet many other people with intersex variations and parents.
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IHRA has made a formal submission on a One Nation education bill to a committee of the NSW Parliament chaired by the One Nation MP who authored the bill. Our submission was coauthored by Morgan Carpenter and Dr Agli Zavros-Orr.
On 27 October, the University of Sydney hosted a panel to mark Intersex Awareness Day featuring Higher Education staff and students with intersex variations. Speakers were Morgan Carpenter, Dr Agli Zavros-Orr and Gabriel Filpi. The event was moderated by Jack Crane.
IHRA has made a formal submission to the New South Wales Parliament’s Joint Select Committee inquiry into the Anti-Discrimination Amendment (Religious Freedoms and Equality) Bill 2020, introduced by Mark Latham MLC.
On 23 June, the annual Melbourne Medical Student Conference video recorded this debate on the medical treatment of people with intersex variations with two paediatric surgeons and two bioethicists, including our co-executive director and bioethicist Morgan Carpenter. Participants also included Professors John Hutson, Sonia Grover and Clare Delany of the University of Melbourne and Royal Children’s Hospital Melbourne.
IHRA welcomes the report of the Tasmanian Law Reform Institute on “legal recognition of sex and gender”. In particular, we warmly welcome recommendations in relation to medical procedures on children with intersex variations.
As part of the development of a broader strategy, NSW Health and project consultants Urbis are conducting a survey of adults with intersex variations.
We’re holding a family day on the afternoon of Sunday 17 November from 1-4 PM at Altona Homestead in Melbourne. This is a free event for intersex people and our families, including parents of children with intersex variations. Come along!
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 kindly supported by the ACT Capital of Equality grants program. Download a copy of YOUth & I for free.
Come and work with us! We are advertising for the new part-time role of administrator. This role is funded by the Victorian government, via the Genetic Support Network Victoria, for a period of one year.
Saturday 26 October is Intersex Awareness Day 2019, and we’ve got events, posters, videos, memes and more for you to share. We’ll update this page regularly in the lead up to the day itself. #iad2019
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.”