OII Australia’s photographs of events and individuals.

The Silent Tears project

Silent Tears project

OII Australia board member Candice participated in the Silent Tears project this year. The multimedia exhibition by Belinda Mason, with Denise Beckwith, Dieter Knierim and Margherita Coppolino, reveals the lived experience of “20 women with disability who were subjected to violence and women with disability who have acquired disability as a result of violence”. Belinda…
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UN side event on intersex and human rights

On Friday, a side event was held at the UN Human Rights Council with intersex human rights defenders from five continents. Morgan Carpenter (OII Australia) moderated a panel featuring Julius Kaggwa (SIPD, Uganda), Hiker Chiu (Oii-Chinese, Taiwan), Kimberly Zieselman (AIC, US) and Dan Ghattas (OII Europe, Germany). The event was very kindly supported by ILGA and COC Netherlands.

Intersex inclusion in the 2014 Sydney Mardi Gras Parade

Team intersex - 2014 Mardi Gras, photo by Robert Knapman

Photo: Thanks to Robert Knapman, used with permission. Statement by presidents of both Australian intersex-led organisations: Ms Bonnie Hart, president of the Androgen Insensitivity Syndrome Support Group Australia (AISSGA) and Mr Morgan Carpenter, president of Organisation Intersex International Australia (OII Australia) at the Mardi Gras Parade press briefing on 28 February. Morgan: “I’m Morgan Carpenter,…
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Roundtable meeting with US Ambassador John Berry and NZ MP Louisa Wall

NSW Parliamentary round table meeting

We would like to thank Alex Greenwich MP (NSW) for his kind invitation to participate in a Mardi Gras roundtable meeting with LGBTI community advocates and special guests at the NSW Parliament on 28 February. Morgan Carpenter took part in the meeting, along with other guests from around the State and further afield. The event…
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Walkley Media Talk: A queer thing happened on the way to the newsroom

Walkleys Media Talk

OII Australia president Morgan Carpenter participated in a capacity-crowd media talk organised by The Walkley Foundation on Thursday 27 February at the State Library of New South Wales. Fellow panelists were Churchill Fellow and writer Senthorun Raj, journalists Monique Schafter (ABC’s 7.30 Report, formerly Hungry Beast) and Elias Jahshan (Star Observer, formerly Parramatta Advertiser), chaired…
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Malta Declaration

Intersex Forum 2013

Read this statement in other languages: Chinese by Oii-Chinese 國際陰陽人組織 — 中文版 Dutch/Nederlands analysis by NNID English on the Intersex Day site English on the Advocates for Informed Choice blog (USA) English on the ILGA-Europe site French/Français by OII Francophonie German/Deutsch by Intersex Austria (Facebook) German/Deutsch by OII Germany Serbian by Gayten-LGBT Spanish/Castellano, via Día…
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Intersex and trans roundtable meeting on health

Gina Wilson and Morgan Carpenter from OII Australia participated in the National LGBTI Health Alliance‘s first intersex and trans roundtable at the offices of the Australian Human Rights Commission on 18 and 19 June. Other intersex participants were Sandra, president of the AIS Support Group Australia, and Andrew, representing a Tasmanian group. From the Press…
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Leap Day LGBTI conference at NSW Parliament

Angelus Valentine Morningstar arranged a day of speakers on LGBTQI human rights activism at New South Wales Parliament House on Wednesday, 29 February 2012 from 9am to 5pm. Leap day was midway through the second week of Sydney’s LGBTQI Mardi Gras 2012, the first Mardi Gras to be staged after intersex people were accepted into…
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Marriage Equality at ALP National Conference, Sydney, 3rd December 2011

OII Australia members were inside the Australian Labor Party (ALP) National Conference at Darling Harbour and supported the marriage equality rally outside the conference venue on Saturday December 3 2011. Intersex Australians lost the right to marriage when the Howard Liberal federal government amended the Marriage Act 1961, changing the definition of marriages as between…
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Rally for marriage equality rally in Sydney, 13 August

We have published some photographs from last Saturday’s rally for marriage equality in Sydney. Members of OII Australia often choose to attend these events because intersex people do not have the equal right to marriage in Australia under the amendments to the Marriage Act 1961. Although we did not contribute a speech on the lack…
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