• Victory for Greece! IGM BANNED. Congratulations to everyone at Intersex Greece on this historic win for human rights!

Victory for Greece—Intersex Genital Mutilation has been Banned!

July 20th, 2022|

Greece has taken a momentous step today for human rights by banning intersex genital mutilation, becoming one of the first countries to do so. The new law, which prohibits surgeries to change intersex children’s sex characteristics under age 15 unless urgently needed for health, affirms bodily autonomy and the right to individual choice around surgery. 

  • Erika and Katie pose on Fire Island. Erika is a white intersex person wearing a hat and smiling widely at the camera, Katie is a white person with red hair in a bun and wears yellow-rimmed glasses, also smiling widely. The two are very close to each other with arms around each other.

Get to Know Erika, the Intersex Lawyer Leading interACT!

July 19th, 2022|

interACT has a new Executive Director—and they are a passionate intersex lawyer who absolutely adores community, telling stories, meeting new people and travel. Get to know Erika Lorshbough (they/she) with us as she leads interACT in its advocacy for all intersex people.

Unprecedented Engagement on Intersex Issues by Biden Administration

October 27th, 2021|

Yesterday, in a first-of-its-kind step toward intersex visibility and justice, U.S. President Biden convened a White House Roundtable to center the needs of intersex Americans, the nearly 2% of the population born with variations in their physical sex characteristics, who continue to suffer brutalizing and traumatic surgeries performed without their consent in hospitals across the

New York City Health and Hospitals Prohibits Intersex Surgery

July 7th, 2021|

interACT obtained the exact language of the new intersex-affirming policy of NYC Health and Hospitals. As a result of interACT's advocacy and that of so many intersex activists, the largest public health care system in the United States (covering over 70 facilities across NYC!) will now prohibit surgeries on intersex youth!!! "All medically unnecessary surgery

SB 225 Updates – Incorporates Community Feedback

February 25th, 2021|

California State Capitol Building in Sacramento On February 12, many members of the intersex community joined our community listening session to give valuable feedback about legislative strategy. Others called or emailed with specific questions or concerns. We appreciate each of you for taking the time to share with us about what’s important to you! We

SB 225 Updates – Incorporates Community Feedback

February 25th, 2021|

California State Capitol Building in Sacramento On February 12, many members of the intersex community joined our community listening session to give valuable feedback about legislative strategy. Others called or emailed with specific questions or concerns. We appreciate each of you for taking the time to share with us about what’s important to you! We

  • A photo of Lavelle Wollam, an intersex woman affected by the transgender military ban. She is in a split photo with tape, and on the other side of the photo is the U.S. Navy logo.

Transgender Military Ban Or Not, Intersex People Like Me Still Can’t Serve

February 1st, 2021|

Military service is a pathway to opportunities for many. Policies discriminating against transgender people always hit intersex people too, but we rarely make it into these conversations. President Biden's order removing the transgender military ban still doesn't fix denials for intersex people like me. This is my story. By Lavelle Wollam     As of

  • Dr. Rachel Levine faces the camera with a slight smile. She is a white transgender woman with long gray hair and black rimmed glasses.

Dr. Rachel Levine and her Colleagues at HHS Have a Big Opportunity the Media Isn’t Talking About

January 19th, 2021|

Dr. Rachel Levine, President-elect Biden’s nominee for Assistant Health Secretary, has been my professional mentor. I know she’s a perfect choice for the job. She’s also someone with unique opportunities to carry intersex communities’ needs forward. By Katie Baratz Dalke, MD, MBE Former interACT Board President     I’m a psychiatrist who’s dedicated much of