Information on intersex representation, in any type of media.

  • Graphic of Grace, upset on the phone, inside the circle of the intersex flag. To her right, shaded out, is the nurse who made insensitive comments about intersex medical abuse.

Will & Grace’s “Broadway Boundaries” Shocks with Joke About Intersex Medical Abuse

March 27th, 2020|

Will & Grace’s 243rd episode, "Broadway Boundaries," seems unaware that it started a difficult conversation among LGBTQIA+ viewers. And not for the better. Midway through Season 11, episode 15, a pregnant Grace asks her nurse what her baby’s gender is. The nurse replies that she should “look between the legs.” The nurse then tells Grace

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

Normalizing Intersex

August 23rd, 2016|

interACT is pleased to announce the publication of "Normalizing Intersex" - a special edition of the Narrative Inquiry in Bioethics Journal published in partnership with the Voices project. This PDF version may be shared widely and includes a variety of important diverse intersex narratives speaking out about their experiences of oppression dealing with the medical

  • Lauren Comes Out as Intersex on Faking It.

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

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

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

The Significance of MTV’s Intersex Representation

April 6th, 2016|

Guest post by Pidgeon Pagonis My family’s favorite past-time, or the one they engage in the most, is watching TV. Our apartment featured a TV in the kitchen, my grandmas room, grandpa’s room, and the front-room. Growing up, I watched a LOT of MTV, and I also had really low self-esteem. When I went off

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

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