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  • 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

  • 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 my

President-elect Biden, Please Don’t Leave Intersex People Behind!

November 12th, 2020|

By Kimberly Zieselman, interACT Executive Director     It was a great week. A collective sigh of relief could be heard across the country from at least 74 million Americans. LGBTQ-inclusive candidates President-elect Biden and Vice President-elect Kamala Harris will be leading our nation come January 20th. We will once again have leaders who believe

  • Boston Children's Hospital, the latest to change its policies on intersex surgery. Photo shows the outside of a hospital with cars lining up outside.

Boston Children’s Hospital’s Change on Intersex Surgeries Was Years in the Making

October 23rd, 2020|

Decades of community activism led to the formation of a law and policy organization, which led to meetings with hospitals across the country, which led to passing a resolution with medical students and physician allies, which led to the policy change you see today. Let us show you a peek behind the curtain. By Kimberly