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Tony Briffa in movie “West and Proud”

…itled WESTANDPROUD, the move celebrates “pride, visibility and diversity”: Tony is a human rights and GLBTIQ advocate and was the first openly intersex mayor in the world. Tony has been instrumental in the many positive GLBTIQ-related developments at Hobsons Bay and the West in recent years. Tony has lived in Altona since birth and recently travelled to New Zealand to marry Manja. The movie screened for the first time on 19 May in Yarraville, Vict…

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Congratulations to intersex councillor Tony Briffa, elected Mayor of Hobsons Bay, Victoria

…Victorian intersex local government politician and Altona ward councillor Tony Briffa has been elected Mayor of Hobsons Bay in Victoria, in a possible world first – congratulations, Tony! More information Read in Hobsons Bay Weekly: Mayor Briffa wants to move with the times Read in the Hobsons Bay Leader: Briffa elected mayor of Hobsons Bay…

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Tony Briffa at the 2014 Cultural Diversity in Ageing conference

…the first city in the world to elect an out intersex person as its mayor! Tony spoke about the diversity within the City of Hobsons Bay, the way the diversity she embodies affected her election to the council and work she did, the way the community responded to her as Mayor, and the challenges of being a publicly elected official when you are also intersex, queer and ethnic. More information Conference details Download Tony’s presentation slides…

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Tony Briffa speaks at the Darwin Outgames Human Rights Forum

…ish to particularly pay my respects to GLBTI indigenous people. My name is Tony Briffa. I am an intersex person and I am here representing the two national intersex organisations in Australia – Organisation Intersex International Australia (OII) and the AIS Support Group Australia. This forum’s vision is about ensuring social inclusion, participation and freedom from discrimination, so I am going to talk about those things from an intersex perspec…

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Tony Briffa: “The Hippocratic Oath, Western Medicine, and the Children of Hermes and Aphrodite”

…approach treatment and so it would have been in my case. More information Briffa, Tony. 2018. ‘Intersex Variations: Western Medicine and the Hippocratic Oath’. Archer Magazine (blog). 28 September 2018. http://archermagazine.com.au/2018/09/intersex-variations-western-medicine-and-the-hippocratic-oath/. Pallotta-Chiarolli, Maria (editor). 2018. Living and Loving in Diversity An Anthology of Australian Multicultural Queer Adventures. Adelaide, Sout…

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Tony Briffa at the University of Melbourne medical student conference

On 1 July, Tony Briffa presented to the University of Melbourne medical student conference at Etihad Stadium in Melbourne, along with clinicians Garry Warne and Sonia Grover, and ethicist Lynn Gillam. This talk will discuss the different kinds of intersex conditions, what causes them, how decisions about both medical and surgical management are made and who is involved in making those decisions. A number of perspectives will be presented in this…

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Five years of the not-for-profit company

…e and Bonnie Hart, is released. It includes segments with Chris Somers and Tony Briffa. 2011 X marks the spot 3-5 September 2011: Gina Wilson participates in the first International Intersex Forum, in Belgium. October 2011: We write on improved access to “X” passports. Members of OII Australia know Alex Macfarlane, the first recipient of an Australian “X” passport, first reported in 2003. 19 December 2011: Labor becomes the first Australian politi…

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Moving forward

…airs will become our joint Executive Directors as of 1 December 2016. Both Tony Briffa and Morgan Carpenter will be contracted part time on systemic advocacy, health and human rights work for Australians with intersex traits. A key initial task will be to develop a business plan for the organisation, but we also expect both Morgan and Tony to increase our availability, our visibility and our engagement in Australia and internationally. We would li…

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Congratulations, Tony and Manja!

Tony and Manja speak on marriage equality at a rally in Melbourne, 2014. Tony Briffa, our Vice President, is getting married to Manja today in council chambers in Dunedin, NZ. Tony is a Councillor and former Mayor of Hobsons Bay, Victoria. We share Tony and Manja’s excitement! We hope that today is beautiful for both Tony and Manja and we wish them heartfelt best wishes for a wonderful future together. Love and hugs from everyone in OII Australia…

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The Project interviews Tony Briffa and Bonnie Hart

…the segment itself leaves much to be desired. It will be viewable online by readers in Australia soon at http://theprojecttv.com.au/video.htm. We congratulate Tony Briffa and Bonnie Hart for taking part in a discussion on intersex on evening television!…

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Tony Briffa writes on “Disorders of Sex Development”

…ring the views of other intersex people about this issue. More information Tony Briffa JP is the vice-president of OII Australia, and the vice-president of AISSGA. Find out more information on local perspectives on “DSD” in the following articles. Submission on the ethics of genetic selection against intersex traits Statement on the Senate report ‘Involuntary or coerced sterilisation of intersex people in Australia’ First cross-party speeches on i…