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Walkley Media Talk: A queer thing happened on the way to the newsroom

Walkleys Media Talk

OII Australia president Morgan Carpenter participated in a capacity-crowd media talk organised by The Walkley Foundation on Thursday 27 February at the State Library of New South Wales. Fellow panelists were Churchill Fellow and writer Senthorun Raj, journalists Monique Schafter (ABC’s 7.30 Report, formerly Hungry Beast) and Elias Jahshan (Star Observer, formerly Parramatta Advertiser), chaired by Patrick Abboud of The Feed on SBS: As…

Roundtable meeting with US Ambassador John Berry and NZ MP Louisa Wall

NSW Parliamentary round table meeting

We would like to thank Alex Greenwich MP (NSW) for his kind invitation to participate in a Mardi Gras roundtable meeting with LGBTI community advocates and special guests at the NSW Parliament on 28 February. Morgan Carpenter took part in the meeting, along with other guests from around the State and further afield. The event offered a fine opportunity to raise intersex health issues, as well as to discuss ‘X’ sex marker passports…

High Court recognises “non-specific” gender identity, implications for intersex people

Intersex people have all sorts of gender identities

The High Court handed down judgement today in the case of NSW Registrar of Births, Deaths and Marriages v Norrie on Wednesday 2 April. The case is about a transgender person who was born biologically male, had gender reassignment as an adult to affirm an identity as a woman, and who now identifies as being neither male nor female. The High Court was asked to recognise a non-binary gender, and Norrie’s legal team has stated their client…

CeeCee Cody writes on XXY and intersex

Intersex people have all sorts of gender identities

In Australia, and indeed in the rest of the world, intersex is not recognised as a third gender identity but rather a biological state of being, meaning we are born intersex. Here in Australia, intersex has been in the news quite a lot over the last number of months and the reasons for that had nothing whatsoever to do with those of us who were biologically intersex but, rather, centred on one particular individual, Norrie, who was born…

Intersex Awareness Day, 2013

Here are this year’s Intersex Awareness Day words, by Morgan Carpenter, OII Australia president. Intersex Awareness Day, 2013 Today is Intersex Awareness Day. In a nod to Stonewall, the date marks the first public protest by North American intersex activists. The event marks a good moment to pause and reflect, and honour the people who went before us. In the past year we have achieved the inclusion of “intersex status” in…

Der Spiegel: Third gender option in Germany a small step for intersex recognition

Spiegel Online

This opinion piece on birth certificates was published overnight in Der Spiegel on 22 August. It’s a collaboration between Silvan Agius of ILGA Europe, Morgan Carpenter (OII Australia) and Dan Ghattas (OII Germany): …no reporter has yet asked how this will effectively improve quality of life for intersex people, particularly when cosmetic genital surgeries on infants are set to continue. In short, while there may be some limited…