Anti-discrimination

Opinion by Chris Somers: The fear amongst medicine and its allies of intersex people potentially gaining human rights

There appears to be an abject fear of allowing intersex people any rights whatsoever. More specifically, an alarming number of medical, allied personnel and others deliberately place blinkers upon themselves. What they are afraid of is any peripheral vision lest they see the clear scientific findings about a human reality that really does exist. There…
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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 and the Sex Files: good for trans*, bad for intersex

Australian Human Rights Commission: The Sex Files

OII Australia supports trans people in their call for human rights, in the same way we support all LGBTI peoples and other marginalized minorities. Sometimes, however, rights called for by one minority group can disadvantage another unless close strategic alliances are maintained so that proposed changes to the law do not accidentally impinge on rights….
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Tasmanian government announces projects to combat LGBTI discrimination

Tasmanian government announces projects to combat LGBTI discrimination

The government of the Australian state of Tasmania has announced intersex-inclusive LGBTI projects and funding aimed at reducing discrimination, abuse and harassment through research and community awareness. Australia’s thanks go to Mr Rodney Crome and Ms Martine Delaney for their inclusion of intersex in their work on behalf of all LGBTI people in Tasmania and…
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