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Marriage and people with intersex variations, a submission

Parliament

This paper discusses the role of medical interventions in preparing intersex bodies for marriage, as well as issues with access to marriage. It provides an update on the implications of marriage laws in Australia. Download in PDF format 9 January 2017 Submission on the Exposure Draft of the Marriage Amendment (Same-Sex Marriage) Bill 1. OII Australia Organisation Intersex International Australia Limited (“OII Australia”) is a national,…

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Tony Briffa JP – Director, Co-Executive Director Articles by Tony Articles about Tony Tony’s website Tony Briffa was elected to the position of co-chair in November 2015, alongside Morgan Carpenter, after serving as vice-president. Tony is one of Australia’s first intersex advocates, appearing on 60 Minutes in 2000 and 2005, and published in Nature in 2004. Tony more recently presented a statement to the UN Human Rights Council, in…

ABC’s The Drum publishes article by Morgan Carpenter: Normalising surgeries must end

Defend intersex rights

Morgan has an opinion piece on the ABC’s opinion pages, The Drum, this afternoon: “We must put an end to normalising surgery” on intersex infants and children: The clitoris is the only part of any human body that’s purely designed for pleasure. But is too much of a good thing a bad thing? Research on what constitutes “normal” genitalia, for both men and women, is somewhat scarce – but labia reductions…

Intersex people and mental health: Morgan Carpenter’s speech at Courageous Voices conference

Courageous Voices conference

Morgan Carpenter was a plenary speaker at Courageous Voices, the LGBTI Mental Health Conference 2014. The event was held on 26-27 June at the Pullman Sydney Hyde Park Hotel, 36 College Street in Sydney. The conference focused on LGBTI mental health and suicide prevention. Morgan spoke for 15 minutes on mental health and cultural issues as part of a wide ranging plenary session with Dr Gávi Ansara (LGBTI Health Alliance) and Margaret Maymen…

Morgan Carpenter speaks at The Wheeler Centre: Intersex bodies and the society that shapes them

Wheeler Centre talk on intersex bodies

Morgan Carpenter spoke on “Intersex bodies and the society that shapes them” at Melbourne’s Wheeler Centre. The event took place at lunchtime on Thursday 26 November. In this lunchtime talk, he’ll introduce what intersex is, talk about its relevance to LGBT alliances, and cover key health, cultural and religious issues as they relate to intersex – and their mental health impact. Read an edited version of the speech The speech…

Statement on the Senate report ‘Involuntary or coerced sterilisation of intersex people in Australia’

Statement on the Senate report ‘Involuntary or coerced sterilisation of intersex people in Australia’

The joint, cross-party report, “Involuntary or coerced sterilisation of intersex people in Australia”, was published on 25 October 2013. It raises major concerns about medical ethics and the human rights of people with intersex variations in Australia. Intersex people are born with variations in physical sex characteristics, such as anatomy or chromosomes. Intersex status is not about gender identity or sexual orientation. Intersex people face…