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New UN Special Rapporteur on Torture Report addresses Intersex issues among others

March 8th, 2016|

Tuesday, March 8, 2016, Special Rapporteur on Torture Juan E. Méndez will be addressing the 31st Session of the United Nations Human Rights Council in Geneva. The Special Rapporteur will discuss his latest thematic report on the topic of Gender Perspectives on Torture and Other Cruel, Inhuman and Degrading Treatment, country reports on Brazil, Georgia, and Ghana, and

Wrestling with Privacy, Visibility, and Legitimacy

March 1st, 2016|

By Georgiann Davis, Ph.D. When I was a teenager I phoned The Jerry Springer Show seeking help in resolving my family’s conflict around finances. My working-class family and I saw the show as a legitimate source of assistance. The show didn't return my call, but my search for help was very real. Roughly 20 years later

interACT responds to South Dakota anti-trans bill

February 18th, 2016|

UPDATE: Since the time this article was written on March 1, 2016 Gov. Dennis Daugaard vetoed the bill that would have made South Dakota the first state. to approve a law requiring transgender students to use restrooms and locker rooms that match their birth sex. Republican Gov. Dennis Daugaard had an initial positive reaction to the

AIC Response to NIH SGM Strategic Plan

November 5th, 2015|

In 2010, the National Institutes of Health (NIH) commissioned the Institute of Medicine to assess the current state of knowledge about the health of lesbian, gay, bisexual, and transgender (LGBT) people and to identify research gaps and formulate a research agenda that could guide NIH in enhancing and focusing research in this area. The resulting

Intersex Awareness Day Infographic Series

November 4th, 2015|

In honor of Intersex Awareness Day, AIC released a series of infographics pulled from the Intersex Factsheet published by Free and Equal Campaign from the Office of the High Commission for Human Rights (UN OHCH). Please enjoy the entire series and share them as our goal is for them to be used to continue to spread

What Intersex Awareness Day Means to Me: Emily

October 22nd, 2015|

Hope. Change. Acceptance. Celebration. To me, those are the words I think of as I’m getting ready for Intersex Awareness Day.   Intersex people spend much of our lives in a negative loop. Sometime it’s a loop told to us by doctors. Sometimes it’s friends. Or family. Or school. Or society as a whole. Sometimes,

What Intersex Awareness Day Means to Me – Rebecca

October 20th, 2015|

I was nine years old when I asked my mother to verify that I would never have a period -- just like Aunt Kacki.  I pointed out passages of "Are You There God, It's Me Margaret," and asked repeatedly if that would happen to me.  We had never spoken about Androgen Insensitivity Syndrome, the term

Support and Advocacy – Reflections on the AIS-DSD SG Conference

August 13th, 2015|

Last week in Cincinnati, Ohio I attended my seventh Androgen Insensitivity – Differences of Sex Development Support Group (AIS-DSD SG) conference and am still basking in the “orchid love.” There is nothing quite like it.  About eight years ago I discovered the support group and attended my first conference in Dallas. Mind blown . Not

United Nations condemns violence against intersex children

June 6th, 2015|

Manufacturing Comfort

April 22nd, 2015|

    Last week’s Associated Press story featuring intersex activist Pidgeon Pagonis, Lurie Children’s Hospital of Chicago, and discussion of M.C. v. Medical University of South Carolina is a strong example of a disquieting trend of wishful thinking – or excessive optimism – in recent press coverage of intersex issues.   Journalists, being human, are