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interACT SPU Media Release Statement

May 12th, 2017|

Today marks the beginning of the annual meeting of pediatric urologists, a medical speciality often tasked with caring for the health and well being of infants born with intersex traits. In recognition of the deeply harmful impact of medically unnecessary surgical interventions that continue to this day, despite over twenty years of advocacy by intersex

Amnesty International Releases Statement

May 10th, 2017|

interACT: Advocates for Intersex Youth applauds Amnesty International’s attention to this important issue. The experiences highlighted by the researchers mirror what many intersex individuals suffer in the United States. This report is part of a growing tidal wave of awareness in the international community that these surgeries violate human rights and must be stopped. If

4th International Intersex Forum Statement

April 27th, 2017|

Attendees of the 4th International Intersex Forum in Amsterdam Internationally renown fashion model Hanne Gaby Odiele, who recently disclosed her intersex status to the world and has partnered with interACT to advocate for intersex rights stated about the 4th International Intersex Forum: "It's incredibly inspiring to see the global intersex rights movement growing

Risk of Anesthesia on Developing Brains: Another Alarm Signaling Danger of Early Cosmetic Genital Surgery

April 13th, 2017|

  photo credit: orthofeed.com by Arlene B. Baratz, MD Chair of Medical and Research Policy Committee: InterACT- Advocates for Intersex Youth Coordinator of Medical and Research Affairs: Androgen Insensitivity Syndrome-Differences of Sex Development (AIS-DSD) Support Group.  Regarding “Anesthesia and Developing Brains — Implications of the FDA Warning” by Andropoulos and Greene, Texas Children’s Hospital’s

interACT is Seeking a Youth Program Consultant

April 4th, 2017|

interACT: Advocates for Intersex Youth is seeking an experienced youth program consultant to lead a strategic planning process and develop a program plan that will define the direction of our intersex youth program for the next three to five years.  interACT is a national nonprofit advocacy organization with staff working remotely from home offices in different parts

A New Health Policy from the Israeli Ministry of Health

March 23rd, 2017|

Israel’s Ministry of Health has just issued a new statement of official procedure addressing treatment of intersex people that represents a real step forward.  While the policy falls short of calls from international human rights organizations to stop all medically unnecessary surgeries on intersex infants, it does provide for psychosocial support, recognizes that intersex conditions

An Intersex Study Session…in Budapest?

May 17th, 2016|

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

Kenya Now a Leader in Protection of Intersex Rights

December 12th, 2014|

AIC is delighted to announce that on Dec. 5, 2014, thanks to the hard work of attorney John Chigiti and his team, Kenya took a significant step in recognizing intersex human rights. Colleague and Kenyan attorney, John Chigiti, won a case concerning the issuance of a birth certificate to an intersex born child, “Baby A.” Mr. Chigiti and

AIC plays a role this season in MTV’s new hit show, Faking it!

September 12th, 2014|

About a year ago I was contacted about a new show set to premiere that was invested  in writing an intersex plot line about one of it’s main characters. I was skeptical, to say the least, that this was just another sensationalist trivialization of intersex people’s experiences. Feeling a large responsibility to represent and defend

Turning the Lens Inward: Kimberly Zieselman (or, “the boss”)

September 9th, 2014|

AIC’s Blog Series, “Turning the Lens Inward,” features interviews with some of the key leaders and supporters who have helped make AIC the strong organization we are today! The second installment comes from AIC’s new Executive Director, Kimberly Zieselman. —— At the end of my first day as AIC’s executive director a friend playfully asked