Media releases

Posts containing media releases by OII Australia.

Sixth day of intersex: Marriage

On the Sixth Day of Intersex we draw your attention to intersex and the right to marry. 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, we may be thought of…
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Fifth day of intersex: Diagnosing intersex

On the Fifth Day of Intersex we draw your attention to intersex and one way a person might come to be intersex. 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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Fourth day of intersex: Medicine

On the Fourth Day of Intersex we draw your attention to intersex and its uneasy relationship with medicine. 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, we may be thought…
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Third day of intersex: Infant genital surgeries

On the Third Day of Intersex we draw your attention to Intersex Genital Mutilation (IGM). 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, we may be thought of as being…
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Second day of intersex: Human rights

On the Second Day of Intersex we draw your attention to the complete lack of rights for intersex people. For intersex to have any rights at all we are required to submit to the myth that we are wholly male or female. We must allow our differences to be surgically or hormonally removed so that an…
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Intersex Awareness Day, 2011

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The first Intersex Awareness Day (IAD) came about when the American intersex group named Hermaphrodites with Attitude (HWA) picketed an American Association of Paediatrics (AAP) conference in Boston on 26th October 1996. Those picketing this event were outraged that the doctors attending the conference were recommending and conducting infant genital mutilation (IGM) surgery on intersex…
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World Professional Association for Transgender Health (WPATH) pathologizes intersex people in its Standards of Care, version 7

Re: The World Professional Association for Transgender Health: Standards of Care for the Health of Transsexual, Transgender, and Gender Nonconforming People, 7th version, wpath.org In an act of breathtaking hypocrisy the World Professional Association of Transgender Health (WPATH) has released pathologizing guidelines for the treatment of intersex children and adults who reject their birth assignments. WPATH…
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First ever international intersex forum, representing 17 organisations, agrees common platform

MEDIA RELEASE 5 September 2011 Brussels, Belgium FIRST EVER INTERNATIONAL INTERSEX FORUM The world’s 1st International Intersex Organising Forum took place in Brussels between 3-5 September 2011. The historic event brought together 24 activists representing 17 intersex organisations from all continents. Around the world intersex individuals are being subjected to inhumane and degrading altering surgical…
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Intersex Solidarity Day today, 8 November

Intersex Solidarity Day today, 8 November

Today is Intersex Solidarity Day and Herculine Barbin‘s Birthday. OII Australia and Organisation Intersex International would like to invite others to join us each year by commemorating November 8 as Intersex Solidarity Day. All human rights organizations, feminist allies, academics and gender specialists, as well as other groups and individuals interested in intersex human rights,…
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AHRC calls for new Australian Children’s Commissioner

AHRC calls for new Australian Children’s Commissioner

The Australian Human Rights Commission has called for the establishment of a new Children’s Commissioner: “The Convention on the Rights of the Child is one of the world’s most important human rights treaties, and the most widely ratified treaty in the history of the United Nations… “The 20th anniversary today is a cause to celebrate…
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LGBTI outcomes from ALP National Conference

Media release by Australian Coalition for Equality, Monday 3 August 2009: The ALP National Conference produced steps forward for the LGBTI* community, despite continued opposition to same-sex marriage, gay activists say. Australian Coalition for Equality (ACE) spokesperson, Corey Irlam, labelled the outcomes of the conference “a dark cloud with a silver lining.” “The ALP has…
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