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Intersex Article in Boston Pride Guide

Our Executive Director, Kimberly Zieselman, was asked to contribute to the Boston Pride Guide, the official annual publication of Boston Pride. Boston Pride "creates change and progress in society by embracing our community’s diverse history, culture, and identities, promoting community engagement and inclusivity, and striving for visibility and respect in unity."  In the article written by Kimberly, [...]

Federal Government Bans Discrimination Against Intersex People in Health Care

We got some exciting news from InterACT Law and Policy this week. For the first time, the federal government has officially stated that, at least in the area of federally-funded health programs, discrimination against intersex people is prohibited! How did this happen? It started with passage of the Affordable Care Act, also known as Obamacare, [...]

Intersex Inclusion in Popular Media

By: Amanda Saenz, interACT Youth member and “Raven” on MTV’s Faking it TW: q-slur Article in Hollywood Reporter Faking It officially came to an end this week, and I think it’s time to discuss the importance of all the show has done for the intersex community. In early November, as the anticipated cold [...]

An Intersex Study Session…in Budapest?

By: Emily Quinn, interACT Youth Coordinator For the first time in history, a group of youth activists recently came together to study one of my favorite topics: intersex rights. From April 18-22, a group of LGBTQI activists from around the world gathered in Budapest for the “‘I’ Have Rights” Intersex Study Session hosted by IGLYO [...]

Kindling Kinship

by: Elena Hight, interACT Youth Member Kinship. “A feeling of being close or connected to other people” (Merriam-Webster). Over the last few years, I have tried to understand what kinship means. Since college, I have lived four different places (2 in the U.S. and 2 in Honduras). Each place has put me into contact with new [...]

Suffering in silence

Guest post by: interACT Board Member, Lynnell Stephanie Long When I was a child, and in the University of Chicago Hospital, I contemplated death more than life. At the age of 14 I was told I was infertile. The doctor told me matter of fact, and never offered any sort of emotional support. I was [...]

Recap: #IntersexOnTV: InterACT makes Intersex History on MTV’s Faking It

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My name is Ryan, and just like Lauren Cooper, I am also intersex.

MTV has done an amazing thing recently by adding an intersex character to "Faking It!" In said program, the character Lauren Cooper (portrayed by Bailey De Young) has Complete Androgen Insensitivity Syndrome. This means that she has XY chromosomes, developed as female, and her body no longer produces hormones so she takes estrogen pills. She [...]

The Significance of MTV’s Intersex Representation

Guest post by Pidgeon Pagonis My family’s favorite past-time, or the one they engage in the most, is watching TV. Our apartment featured a TV in the kitchen, my grandmas room, grandpa’s room, and the front-room. Growing up, I watched a LOT of MTV, and I also had really low self-esteem. When I went off [...]

interACT Condemns HB 2 in an Official Response

In one day, many of our LGBTQI friends in North Carolina lost all protections... and all of the public bathrooms! Now we see how quickly our protections can disappear. This bill was proposed, debated, voted on by both legislative branches and signed by the governor in one day. And once one state topples, the rest follow right along, [...]