We thank Tony Briffa for her work as she steps down from a staff role, and we welcome new board members Dr Anita Jacombs, Olympia Balopitos and Paul Byrne-Moroney.
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Thanks to Simone-Lisa for this important story on parenting in Kidspot. Simone-Lisa is the Tasmanian rep and parent rep for Intersex Peer Support Australia.
The stigmatisation of intersex people runs deep, and crops up in all sorts of ways that indicate how it is just taken for granted as normal and acceptable behaviour. We need your help to end it.
This interdisciplinary intersex studies conference takes place entirely online on 21-22 April. Watch for a keynote by Morgan Carpenter and presentations from our region by Bonnie Hart, Rogena Sterling, and others.
Thanks to Mikayla Cahill and Georgia Andrews, and reporter Zoe Madden-Smith, for this video and news story on experiences of medicine and disclosure, by Re News in Aotearoa New Zealand.
Robert Wilson and Simone-Lisa Anderson, and a representative of the AMA, talk with April McLennan at ABC Tasmania.
I’m a WA representative for Intersex Peer Support Australia (IPSA), a national intersex-led charity that provides peer support to people with intersex variations and our families. In my role, I get to meet many other people with intersex variations and parents.
This Health in Difference conference, look out for contributions by Morgan Carpenter, Bonnie Hart and a keynote by Tony Briffa.
IHRA has made a formal submission on a One Nation education bill to a committee of the NSW Parliament chaired by the One Nation MP who authored the bill. Our submission was coauthored by Morgan Carpenter and Dr Agli Zavros-Orr.
We welcome publication of a new Sex, Gender, Variations of Sex Characteristics and Sexual Orientation Standard by the Australian Bureau of Statistics. This replaces an earlier Sex and Gender Standard. The new Standard facilitates the meaningful and respectful collection of data on people with intersex variations (‘variations of sex characteristics’).
Intersex Human Rights Australia is keen to receive expressions of interest in becoming a member of our board. Applications need to be received no later than 15 December 2020. Applications will be reviewed by the Executive Directors and presented to a Board Meeting for consideration in early 2021.
On 27 October, the University of Sydney hosted a panel to mark Intersex Awareness Day featuring Higher Education staff and students with intersex variations. Speakers were Morgan Carpenter, Dr Agli Zavros-Orr and Gabriel Filpi. The event was moderated by Jack Crane.