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IDAHOBIT Day 2023

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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Interlink

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.

Parliament

Positive developments to end the year

In the last two weeks, we’ve welcomed three significant and positive developments to end the year, in the Commonwealth Parliament, in the Northern Territory and in Queensland.

December Webinar – Margie McCumstie’s “I Am Me… Naturally!”

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…
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