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Intersex in the workplace

Intersex in the workplace

Who are intersex people? Intersex people are born with physical sex characteristics that do not fit medical norms for female or male bodies. While always innate, these variations can be evident prenatally, at birth, at puberty, or they can become apparent later in life, such as when attempting to conceive. Intersex workers are really diverse. Each variation is different, and each worker will have different experiences relating to their…

Bodily integrity: image of a blade

Bodily integrity

What is the issue?   This page is part of a series of articles summarising key and interrelated issues for the intersex movement in Australia, and our work: Bodily integrity, and eliminating harmful practices Eugenics, prenatal screening and elimination Discrimination, combatting discrimination and stigma Identification documents, sex and gender You might also be interested in: Intersex and intersectionality Inclusion in sport Inclusion in…

Style guide

Media and style guide

Members of Australian and Aotearoa/NZ intersex organisations, and independent advocates, in Darlington, Sydney, in March 2017. Read our joint Darlington Statement. Photo courtesy of Phoebe Hart. Intersex is a form of biological diversity Read more on definitions of intersex Read demographic data from a 2015 Australian study of 272 people born with atypical sex characteristics Intersex people are born with physical sex characteristics that…

Yes to marriage equality

Yes to marriage equality!

“We call for all adults to have the right to marry and form a family irrespective of their sex characteristics.”Darlington Statement, March 2017 The country has voted in the postal survey on marriage, and we welcome the 61.6% majority ‘yes’ verdict, with a majority in every State and Territory. OII Australia hopes that Parliament will now legislate to enable every adult couple to marry, irrespective of their sex…

Brisbane's Story Bridge lit for Intersex Awareness Day

Intersex Awareness Day, 2017

Events are taking place around Australia for Intersex Awareness Day 26 October is intersex awareness day, and events are taking place in multiple capital cities across Australia, and in cities elsewhere, all around the world. These hopefully provide a chance for individuals to find out more about intersex people, our lives, and the human rights issues we face. The last year has been both exciting and hugely challenging, and the events of the…

QPS event

Intersex Awareness Day events around Australia

Intersex Awareness Day events will take place across multiple capital cities in Australia this year. Brisbane AISSGA film and music Intersexy films, talks and music at a fundraising event on 26 October for the AIS Support Group Australia, including a screening of ‘Orchids: My Intersex Adventure’, and music. Queensland public service employees’ event Intersex advocates in Queensland are holding an event on 26 October for staff of public services…