Media releases

Posts containing media releases by OII Australia.

Letter to Australia’s Honorary Consul in Lagos, Nigeria

Background On 26 March, 2013 in Sapele, Nigeria, Pastor Henry Enuta was physically stripped and humiliated in public because he is an intersex person. Press reports contain sensationalised language, describing him as a hermaphrodite, describing his genitals, and containing mobile phone photographs showing torn clothes, and bare chest. According to news reports, he was almost…
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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 Anna Brown, Victorian Gay & Lesbian Rights Lobby, 0422 235 522 Gina Wilson, Organisation Intersex International (OII) Australia, 0148 290 336 Justin Koonin, NSW GLRL, 0414 269 339 Peter Hyndal, A Gender Agenda 0408 111…
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We welcome the Senate Inquiry report on the Exposure Draft of the Human Rights and Anti-Discrimination Bill 2012

Human Rights and Anti-Discrimination Bill

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, OII Australia, TransGender Victoria, 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

OII Australia logotype

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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