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Intersex Inclusion in Popular Media

May 19th, 2016|

By: Amanda Saenz, interACT Youth member and “Raven” on MTV’s Faking it TW: q-slur Article in Hollywood Reporter Faking It officially came to an end this week, and I think it’s time to discuss the importance of all the show has done for the intersex community. In early November, as the anticipated cold

Kindling Kinship

May 5th, 2016|

by: Elena Hight, interACT Youth Member Kinship. “A feeling of being close or connected to other people” (Merriam-Webster). Over the last few years, I have tried to understand what kinship means. Since college, I have lived four different places (2 in the U.S. and 2 in Honduras). Each place has put me into contact with new

Suffering in silence

April 11th, 2016|

Guest post by: interACT Board Member, Lynnell Stephanie Long When I was a child, and in the University of Chicago Hospital, I contemplated death more than life. At the age of 14 I was told I was infertile. The doctor told me matter of fact, and never offered any sort of emotional support. I was

Recap: #IntersexOnTV: InterACT makes Intersex History on MTV’s Faking It

April 8th, 2016|

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My name is Robyn, and just like Lauren Cooper, I am also intersex.

April 7th, 2016|

MTV has done an amazing thing recently by adding an intersex character to "Faking It!" In said program, the character Lauren Cooper (portrayed by Bailey De Young) has Complete Androgen Insensitivity Syndrome. This means that she has XY chromosomes, developed as female, and her body no longer produces hormones so she takes estrogen pills. She

interACT Condemns HB 2 in an Official Response

March 29th, 2016|

In one day, many of our LGBTQI friends in North Carolina lost all protections... and all of the public bathrooms! Now we see how quickly our protections can disappear. This bill was proposed, debated, voted on by both legislative branches and signed by the governor in one day. And once one state topples, the rest follow right along,

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