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Landmark Lawsuit for Intersex Civil Rights

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M.C. v Aaronson, One Year Out

May 14th, 2014|

One year ago today, Advocates for Informed Choice filed lawsuits in state and federal court in South Carolina on behalf of “M.C.”, a young boy with an intersex condition who had been subjected to irreversible genital surgery while in state custody in an effort to make his body appear female. It’s been quite a year.

South Carolina Court Rejects Attempt to Delay Justice for M.C.

April 9th, 2014|

COLUMBIA, S.C. – A South Carolina court has rejected a motion by the state Department of Social Services and two hospitals to delay a case charging that they performed a medically unnecessary sex-assignment surgery on a 16-month-old child. The recent decision by the 5th Judicial Circuit Court means the defendants will now have to answer

Birthday story by Mani Bruce Mitchell

March 4th, 2014|

Mani Bruce Mitchell, AIC Board Member and Executive Director of Intersex Trust Aotearoa New Zealand (ITANZ) Mani Bruce Mitchell and father Mani Bruce Mitchell and mother                                   A few weeks ago I was innocently asked

2013 a year of Change

December 31st, 2013|

Pidgeon Pagonis testifies for Intersex Human Rights OAS IACHR What an amazing year it’s been, for AIC and for the intersex/DSD communities!  2013 was a year of unprecedented progress for this movement:  the United Nations Special Rapporteur on Torture , the Inter-American Commission on Human Rights, the Australian Senate, and the 3rd International

AIC announces important first victory in MC case!

August 26th, 2013|

For the first time, a federal court has concluded that a medically unnecessary sex-assignment surgery on a child with an intersex condition could be a violation of the Constitution. This marks an important step forward in seeking justice for “M.C.,” a young man who was needlessly subjected to the procedure as an infant in the

An Open Letter to my Friend, M.C. From AIC Board of Directors Co-President, Sean Saifa Wall

July 7th, 2013|

Dear M.C., I thought that I would take the time to write you a letter to express my appreciation. I am writing this letter to you as a grownup that shares a special body too. The world wasn’t ready for you M.C. because you are powerful. You were born with a special body that was

Dr. Tiger Devore on AIC’s Landmark Lawsuit

June 24th, 2013|

Dr Tiger Devore is a well known psychologist, sex therapist, activist and educator with over 30 years of experience in advocacy for people who are sexually different from the mainstream. Dr. Devore has worked in sex research clinics at both the Johns Hopkins Hospital Medical School and the Human Sexuality Program at UCLA, wrote a sex education

Mom Responds to Historic Lawsuit on Behalf of M. C.

June 17th, 2013|

  Aliyah, parent of an intersex child, shares her perspective on this landmark case.   The doctor did an ultrasound and kept staring at the screen. Finally she said “it’s a girl, there’s no scrotum.” The baby was born and taken away quickly before I could see it.  In the middle of that night in

Where Would I Begin? Jim Ambrose’s Reflections on the Historic filing of the Crawford Case

June 5th, 2013|

The historic litigation in the case of M.C. has profound significance for many in our community.  In the coming months, AIC will be publishing a series of personal responses to the M.C. litigation.  The first in this series is by longtime intersex activist and former AIC staff member Jim Ambrose (formerly Jim Bruce).  You can

AIC’s Landmark Lawsuit Makes History!

May 16th, 2013|

Since the May 14th, launch of our landmark lawsuit in partnership with M.C. and his family, the Southern Poverty Law Center and Steptoe & Johnson LLP, the case has been covered in nearly 100 news outlets! Most of the coverage has been overwhelming supportive and respective, marking historic strides in public awareness of intersex human and