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Mauro Cabral Grinspan, in burgundy glasses and a black top, in front of an intersex flag

Welcoming Mauro Cabral Grinspan

IHRA is delighted to announce the appointment of Mauro Cabral Grinspan as Principal Consultant, and coordinator for a new international project aimed at dismantling human rights violations in medical settings on people with innate variations of sex characteristics.

Happy holidays, and our opening hours at the end of 2023 and start of 2024

Happy holidays, and our opening hours

Whatever holidays you’re celebrating at the end of December and in early January, we hope you have a joyful break. Find out more about our opening hours in this post.

Intersex Awareness Day 2023

On 26 October 1996, Morgan Holmes and Max Beck, were turned away from an opportunity to speak at a paediatrics conference in Boston. They had hoped to speak to address the ways they had been treated – the ways their bodies had been changed, before they were able to personally consent – as people with…
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Flyer for Gávi Ansara's workshops on intimacy

Workshops with Dr Gávi Ansara!

Coming up on the 29th and 30th of October. We are pleased to support two workshops with friend of IHRA Dr Gávi Ansara! As part of our program of events between Intersex Awareness Day and Intersex Day of Solidarity, this unique one off pair of workshops should not be missed. Intersex-centred sex therapy and relationship…
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Intersex Awareness Day 2023 Webinar – Introducing Interlink

We are pleased to announce our Intersex Awareness Day webinar for 2023! Get your tickets by donation here. InterLink is a specialty intersex health and wellbeing service for people with innate variations of sex characteristics of any age and parents/caregivers of kids with intersex variations. InterLink offers free, short-term one-on-one counselling and group programs to clients anywhere…
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Give Out Day 2023

According to recent Australian research, registered “LGBTIQ+ organisations receive just 5 cents out of every $100 received by Australian charities”, and almost half of all LGBTIQ+ charities in Australia last year had to operate on less than $10,000. With that resourcing, a charity is unable to pay staff, relies on volunteers, and often can’t invest…
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Board and staff at our strategic planning weekend, 16 July 2022: Cody Smith, Dr Aileen Kennedy, Morgan Carpenter, Dr Alice de Jonge, Paul Byrne-Moroney, Dr Anita Jacombs, Clare MacDonald, Olympia Balopitos, Dr Agli Zavros-Orr, Councillor Tony Briffa

Call for IHRA Board Members

Call for IHRA Board Members Are you a person who is active in human rights and/or advocacy for people with innate variations of sex characteristics? Would you be interested in joining a national Board to help make further progress in Australia and internationally? Intersex Human Rights Australia is seeking Expressions of Interest for the IHRA…
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Vote Yes to the Voice.

Intersex Human Rights Australia unanimously supports the establishment of an Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Voice in this year’s referendum. We encourage anyone who meaningfully engages with human rights issues to vote yes in the referendum on October 14th. This represents a unique opportunity to help restore autonomy the the world’s oldest continuous culture, and…
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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.

Intersex flag

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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