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Inner City Legal Centre launches Safe Relationships Project

ICLC Intersex Safe Relationships Project brochure

In another Australian world first for intersex people, Sydney’s Inner City Legal Centre (ICLC) has announced the launch on Wednesday 1st July of their Safe Relationships Project. The launch invitation states: The Safe Relationships Project (SRP) is an initiative of the Inner City Legal Centre (ICLC). The aim of the SRP is to provide a…
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Submission on the Federal Department of Health & Ageing’s new National Women’s Health Policy

Parliament

19 June, 2009 The Hon Nicola Roxon Minister for Health and Ageing Organisation Intersex International Australia’s response to the Department of Health and Ageing discussion paper on a New National Woman’s Health Policy. Organisation intersex International (OII) is the world’s largest intersex organisation. It is the only intersex organisation that is made up of, predominantly,…
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Inner City Legal Centre rejects fear of intersex people

ICL rejects intersexphobia

ICLC – the Inner City Legal Centre – has made this group self-portrait as their submission for the ThisIsOz.com.au antidiscrimination project. Thank you, ICLC! Here are more details about ThisIsOz.com.au, from the project’s website… From Welcome: This Is Oz is an online photo gallery where people can help fight discrimination against Australia’s gay, lesbian, bisexual…
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Submission to the Australian National Human Rights Consultation

15 June 2009 Organisation Intersex International Australia’s Submission to the National Human Rights Consultation Organisation intersex International (OII) is the world’s largest intersex organisation. It is the only intersex organisation that is made up of, predominantly, intersex individuals with 98% of our membership identifying as intersex. Organisation Intersex International Australia is the Australian arm of…
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Intersex people and photography: US hospital staff photograph unconscious intersex person’s genitals

Intersex people and photography: US hospital staff photograph unconscious intersex person’s genitals

OII Australia is sensitive towards photographic depictions of intersex individuals. The reasons for OII Australia’s sensitivity are exemplified in this article about non-consensual photography. We can’t help but wonder if the photographic voyeurism, and staff attitudes towards this person’s body, impacted on the quality of care that was given – the person is known to…
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Dr Veronica Drantz: “Science and Sexuality” and medical photography

Dr Veronica Drantz: “Science and Sexuality” and medical photography

Biologist and physiologist Veronica Drantz PhD has produced an excellent PowerPoint presentation titled Science and Sexuality: The Biology of Sexual Identity, Sexual Orientation, and Intersexuality. We recommend it, although we are uncomfortable with the clinical images it contains of intersex people. OII Australia does not generally approve of photographs of intersex individuals. We are especially uncomfortable…
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