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Morgan and Tony at the federal parliament in March 2014, about to hear the first Senate speeches on intersex health and human rights, following publication of a report of an inquiry on the involuntary or coerced sterilisation of intersex people in Australia   National Intersex Organisation Finally Achieves Funding for Part Time Staff The Board of OII Australia is excited to announce that, after many years of operating entirely through the…

Tony Briffa on “coming out” as intersex

Tony Briffa in the Star Observer

“Coming out” means something different for people with intersex variations, in contrast to the experience of LGB and trans/gender diverse people. Throughout childhood Briffa learned, often one piece at a time, the details of the intersex variation Briffa was born with: at five, that Briffa couldn’t have children; at 11, that Briffa wouldn’t have periods; not long after that, that Briffa had internal testes. Rather than go through…

Tony Briffa in the Times of Malta: welcoming Malta’s stance on intersex

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Tony Briffa has been interviewed by Claudia Calleja of the Times of Malta, while a Gender Identity Gender Expression and Sex Characteristics Bill proceeds through that nation’s parliament. Tony and OII Australia take a keen interest in Maltese developments: our former Vice-President is a dual national and her parents were both born in Malta; and the Bill will create a world-first right to children’s physical integrity. The draft…

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From 1 December 2016, we have two joint executive directors, each working on a part-time basis: Tony Briffa and Morgan Carpenter. Tony Briffa JP – 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…

Tony Briffa in Body&Soul: “I’m proud to be intersex”

Tony: "I'm proud to be intersex"

Tony Briffa appears in an article in the “Body and Soul” magazine today, in the Sunday Herald Sun (Victoria), Sunday Telegraph (NSW), Sunday Mail (QLD), Sunday Mail (SA), Sunday Territorian, Sunday Times and the Sunday Tasmanian. It’s based on Tony’s own words, and we’re proud of Tony for doing this! It’s a challenge living in a society that’s divided so clearly into men and women. But I feel very…

The Age on Tony Briffa: “Choosing the right gender”

Tony Briffa in The Age: Choosing the right gender

Despite a difficult childhood, Tony Briffa is a resilient pragmatist with a wonderful sense of humour, writes Lily Bragge. When Tony Briffa was born at Altona Hospital in 1970, doctors were unable to determine his gender. The younger of a set of twins, Briffa’s sister Catherine was confidently announced to be a girl, but for Tony, there was much doubt. More information The Age, 1 February 2005: Choosing the right gender The Age, 9 July…