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Gina Wilson retires, new board appointed

OII Australia held its Annual General Meeting today, and appointed a new board. Gina Wilson retires Gina Wilson, our founding president, has stepped down from board positions. Additionally, Chris Somers xxy remains a board member but has stepped down from the position of Vice President, and Cilla Quirk has stepped down as treasurer. We would…
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Intersex issues at the 2013 federal election

Intersex issues at the 2013 federal election

Joint survey of major parties OII Australia joined together with the NSW and Victorian Gay and Lesbian Rights Lobbies, and TransGender Victoria to survey the major parties on issues of interest to our communities. The results are now in, and you can take a look by viewing the files below. There are a range of…
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LGBTI groups welcome the passage of “historic” national discrimination laws

LGBTI groups welcome the passage of “historic” national discrimination laws

Download this press release as a PDF For immediate release: Wednesday 26th June 2013 Press Contacts: Gina Wilson, Organisation Intersex International (OII) Australia, 0418 290 336 Justin Koonin, NSW Gay & Lesbian Rights Lobby,0414 269 339 Sally Goldner, Transgender Victoria, 0407 946 242 Peter Hyndal, A Gender Agenda, 0408 111 410 Anna Brown, Victorian Gay…
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On the historic passing of the Sex Discrimination Amendment (Sexual Orientation, Gender Identity and Intersex Status) Act 2013

OII Australia is relieved and excited at the passing of the Sex Discrimination Amendment (Sexual Orientation, Gender Identity and Intersex Status) Bill 2013, without a vote at 8:30pm, AEST. For the first time in Australia, and for the first time internationally, intersex people are recognised fully and authentically in anti-discrimination legislation. Intersex people are born…
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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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Joint statement by VGLRL, OII Australia and TransGender Victoria

Victorian Gay & Lesbian Rights Lobby, www.vglrl.org.au OII Australia, www.oii.org.au TransGender Victoria, www.transgendervictoria.com For Immediate Release: 21 February 2012 LGBTI groups call on Government to “Pass the Bill” before election One step closer to LGBTI rights recognition and improved discrimination laws Leading LGBTI organisations, Transgender Victoria (TGV), Organisation Intersex International (OII) and the Victorian Gay…
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Tony Briffa joins OII Australia

Councillor Tony Briffa JP has joined OII Australia. Tony has been working as an intersex activist for 15 years; along with Michael Noble and Chris Somers XXY, our vice president, this means that all of Australia’s first intersex activists are members of OII Australia. A deep commitment to Tony’s local community saw Tony re-elected as…
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Second International Intersex Forum concludes with seven demands

The second International Intersex Forum has just concluded in Stockholm, with an affirmation of seven key demands and priorities for intersex people. Kindly organised by the European branch of the International Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, Trans and Intersex Association, ILGA Europe, the event was only the second ever international intersex gathering. Gina Wilson from OII Australia…
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Open Letter on Intersex to the UN High Commissioner for Human Rights

Hida Viloria, the global chair of Organisational Intersex International, has co-ordinated an open letter to Her Excellency Navanethem Pillay, the UN High Commissioner for Human Rights. The letter was drafted by Hida Viloria, OII USA, and presented at the second ILGA Intersex Forum, currently taking place in Stockholm. Co-signatories to the letter come from across…
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Intersex Awareness Day, 2012

Intersex people are people who have physical differences of sex anatomy other than brain sex alone. Our anatomical differences might include genetic, hormonal or genital differences or differences in our reproductive parts. The first Intersex Awareness Day (IAD) came about when the American intersex group named Hermaphrodites with Attitude (HWA) teamed up with American Trans…
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