It is telling that when we open emails about IDAHOBIT day we see a variety of interpretations of the name. As a day against Homophobia, Biphobia, Transphobia, we see a variety of other terms tacked on the end. Words like ‘interphobia’, ‘intersexphobia’, ‘intersexism’, or intersex discrimination get thrown around, if intersex is acknowledged at all…. Read more →
A bonus webinar from February this year, IHRA teamed up with Intersex Aotearoa and YOUth&I to talk about advocacy in the region and the personal cost of storytelling. Centring Intersex was an incredible opportunity to bring activists and academics together for four days of incredible presentations and intense discussions. Though the difference in time zones… Read more →
On Wednesday 22 March, the Chief Minister of the Australian Capital Territory will introduce legislation into the Legislative Assembly to protect the rights of people with innate variations of sex characteristics in medical settings.
Intersex people have innate sex characteristics that don’t fit medical norms for female or male bodies. Because our bodies are seen as different, we experience discrimination and stigmatisation, including forced surgeries and other medical interventions – often in childhood or adolescence – to make our bodies appear or function more typically female or male. IHRA… Read more →
We are delighted to welcome Bonnie Hart to IHRA’s staff team, as our new Deputy Executive Director. Bonnie will lead work developing psychosocial support services by and for community. Like all our staff, Bonnie will work part-time.
The Chief Minister of the ACT has today announced that a government bill to protect people with innate variations of sex characteristics will be introduced in the ACT Parliament later this month. This bill will protect the autonomy of minors, and adults under guardianship.
IHRA has made a submission to a Queensland Parliament committee inquiry into reform of the Births, Deaths and Marriages Bill. The Bill proposes changes to the period for registrations of some births, and some reforms to the Anti-Discrimination Act.
We’re excited to announce the last of our Webinar Series for 2022! Ending the year on a fun note, we have an author talk with Margie McCumstie. After learning she was intersex this year and noticing a lack of children’s reources, Margie used her background in Early Childhood to produce the children’s book “I am… Read more →
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