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Center on Halsted: “It’s Time for the AAP to Provide Intersex Kids the Same Protections as LGBTQ Youth”

September 14th, 2017|

The Center on Halstead, a major Chicago based LGBT center, released a statement today urging the American Academy of Pediatrics to provide intersex kids with same protections as LGBTQ youth! Center CFO Kim Fountain said, “We want to celebrate the doctors who care for our community and our children—not question whether their care is misleading

Passing the Baton: Anne Tamar-Mattis’ Retirement

September 13th, 2017|

From Anne Tamar-Mattis, interACT Founder and Legal Director To all of my friends, colleagues, and fellow activists, I have a bittersweet announcement to make.  As of September 15, I am moving on from my position as Legal Director of interACT.  It has been an honor and privilege to be able to work in service to this

Statement in Support of DACA

September 12th, 2017|

interACT: Advocates for Intersex Youth strongly supports Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals (DACA). Intersex youth are of every immigration status, race, ethnicity, religion, gender, sexuality, disability, class, and background, and we strive to work in solidarity to protect the rights of all in our diverse community. Rescinding DACA will leave hundred of thousands of young

Refocus Intersex Care Standards


September 7th, 2017|

Human Rights Watch and interACT sent letters to the medical associations, the Pediatric Endocrine Society and the Societies for Pediatric Urology, urging them to use their upcoming international medical conferences to publicly affirm their support to end medically unnecessary surgery on intersex children. Read the press release below.

Report from I-DSD Copenhagen Conference by Anne Tamar-Mattis

July 5th, 2017|

Dear Friends and Fellow Advocates: I spent this week in Copenhagen, Denmark, representing interACT at the I-DSD conference.  This is an international conference for medical professionals and researchers who work with intersex patients, although they also allow patient advocates to attend.  My main purpose in going was to support my spouse, Dr. Suegee Tamar-Mattis,

Accepting Myself as an Intersex Woman

March 22nd, 2017|

My name is Jackie Green and for as long as I can remember my biggest fear in life was that someone would find out that I had XY chromosomes - a fact about me that you can’t see, feel, or sense in any way.  Yet I still found myself afraid of what others would think

A Conversation with David Strachan, Intersex and Non-binary Pioneer

March 8th, 2017|

A Conversation with David Strachan, Intersex and Non-binary Pioneer by Hann Lindahl, interACT Member   I sat down with David Cameron Strachan to reflect on intersex and LGBTQ history, the meaning of “non-binary” gender, and a recent court victory—The San Francisco Superior Court granted David’s petition for non-binary gender markers** last Wednesday. He is now

What Would I Have Been Like?

February 20th, 2017|

What Would I Have Been Like? Examining hidden preconceptions & perils of the Intersex Experience (#1) by Karen Walsh This question has morphed quite a bit over the years for me. It went from common little girl fantasies of being a traditional Mom & wife, through imagining what I’d be like if I didn’t have Complete

The Council of Europe Publishes Study on the Rights of Children in Biomedicine, Including Entire Chapter Highlighting the Experience of Intersex Children

February 14th, 2017|

The Council of Europe Publishes Study on the Rights of Children in Biomedicine, Including Entire Chapter Highlighting the Experience of Intersex Children Last month, the Council of Europe published “The Rights of Children in Biomedicine: Challenges posed by scientific advances and uncertainties” through its Committee on Bioethics. The Committee, tasked with assessing ethical and legal

DON’T leave out the ‘I’ – the obligations of being inclusive….

December 1st, 2016|

interACT Board Member Mani Mitchell's posted this on facebook and we absolutely had to share it. Thank you, Mani, for sharing your experiences and providing a unique perspective that we hope will open minds and spread awareness. Words from the road: Bangkok. Todays 'Ted Talk': DON’T leave out the ‘I’ – the obligations of being