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Welcoming Natalie Hamam!

We’re pleased to announce that the IHRA family has grown again with the addition of Natalie Hamam, an occupational therapist who lives on Wiradjuri Country, Albury NSW. Nat joins Bonnie as part of the Interlink team, adding capacity for more groupwork sessions as well as individual counseling.

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10 years of the intersex flag!

Ten years ago today, this web post publicly introduced the intersex flag to the world for the first time. The design by Morgan Carpenter incorporated colours in yellow and purple, unassociated with gender. It contains a circle “unbroken and unornamented” to symbolise “wholeness and completeness, and our potentialities“. Moving away from the trend towards striped…
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Legislation to protect intersex human rights in the ACT passed!

Today, and with cross-party support, the ACT Assembly has passed legislation introduced by Andrew Barr in March to protect the human rights of people with innate variations of sex characteristics in medical settings. The legislation will implement mechanisms to regulate non-urgent medical care to encourage child participation in medical decisions, establish groundbreaking oversight mechanisms and…
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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….
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Centring Intersex – conference webinar

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…
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We are happy to announce that intersex-led psychosocial support is now available through InterLink.

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Call for action in NSW: intersex human rights and health issues

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…
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Welcoming Bonnie Hart

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.