Film, TV and video

Film, TV and video about intersex people and issues.

Tony Briffa gives a Q&A at the Castan Centre

Tony Briffa speaks at Monash University on intersex human rights

“Arthur, Martha and everyone else”: equality now for intersex, trans and gender diverse peoples We’re delighted that Tony Briffa spoke at Monash University’s Castan Centre for Human Rights Law, on the human rights of intersex people, on 7 October from 6pm to 7.30pm. The Castan Centre is part of the university’s Faculty of Law. More…
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Morgan Carpenter at LGBTI Human Rights in the Commonwealth conference

Morgan Carpenter at LGBTI Human Rights in the Commonwealth conference

We’re delighted that Morgan Carpenter spoke on intersex health and human rights at the LGBTI Human Rights in the Commonwealth event in Glasgow, Scotland on 18 July, at the kind invitation of the Equality Network and Kaleidoscope Trust. Much of the Commonwealth however is not a good place to be lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender or…
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Senator Louise Pratt

Thank you, Senators Louise Pratt and Sue Boyce

Today is the last day of office for two Senators who have played a key role in the pursuit of human rights and better health outcomes for intersex people in Australia, and we thank them both for their commitment and work.

UN Human Rights Council

Intersex advocacy at the UN 26th Human Rights Council

Internationally, work on intersex issues is partially supported by the inclusion of “sexual orientation and gender identity” (SOGI) in a small number of UN resolutions, joint statements, and reports of Special Rapporteurs. UN resolutions establish frameworks for national legislation find their way into national law, as was the case In the last year with the…
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Intersex side event at the UN Human Rights Council

The 25th Session of the Human Rights Council in March 2014 witnessed a historic first: the first ever side event exclusively focused on intersex issues, titled Intersex People and Human Rights: Violations, Voices and Visions. OII Australia was proud to participate, alongside other NGOs.

Senator Rachel Siewert

Cross-party speeches on intersex health in the Australian Senate

In the Commonwealth Parliament tonight, senators from each of the three main parties gave extraordinary and powerful speeches. We heard clear recognition that the medical treatment of intersex people is a human rights issue, that intersex is not a disorder, and that intersex people must be heard.

Both (2005)

Movie: ‘Both’ by Lisset Barcellos available on Vimeo

The movie “Both” (2005) by filmmaker Lisset Barcellos is well worth watching, and the full length movie is now available on Vimeo. Haunted by memories of her long-dead brother, a stunt double living in San Francisco discovers her sexual identity is a tissue of lies created by her parents and doctors. 86 minutes. Important: this…
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Holly, speaking to the UN Human Rights Council

Human rights: first intersex-led discussions at the UN Human Rights Council

On Monday 10 March at the United Nations Human Rights Council, Holly Greenberry spoke on intersex issues on behalf of a group of intersex organisations. Holly also thanked the Special Rapporteur on torture, and the Special Rapporteur on the situation of human rights defenders on our behalf. Statement to the Human Rights Council Watch Holly…
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Morgan speaking at the Geelong Pathways to healthcare event

Healthcare pathways for intersex people

Morgan Carpenter and Tony Briffa (OII Australia) and Bonnie Hart (AISSGA) spoke on intersex healthcare in Geelong in October. The event also discussed healthcare pathways for transgender and gender diverse youth. Morgan gave a presentation: Tony and Bonnie participated in a panel discussion with Dr Nate Reid and Tracy Whitmore: