October 26, 2015

#IntersexAwarenessDay: Stand with the Intersex community October 26th

Starting as a grassroots initiative that began in 2004, Intersex Awareness Day (IAD) helps others learn about intersex people and their lives.

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May 11, 2015

#May17Because intersex children do not need your interventions

According to Advocates for Informed Choice, a nonprofit organization advocating on behalf of intersex children, an estimated one in 2,000 babies is born with a reproductive or sexual anatomy and/or chromosome pattern that doesn’t seem to fit typical definitions of male or female.

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Read what fuels one intersex advocate

Sean Saifa Wall, an intersex activist and leader at Advocates for Informed Choice, wrote a reflection in the news and commentary site, Quartz, reflecting on the relationship between his intersex advocacy and his personal life.

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Intersex advocates correct and clarify Nightline news report

Last week, Nightline ABC aired a segment in which Advocates for Informed Choice President Sean Saifa Wall courageously confronted his childhood surgeon on a segment of Nightline ABC last week.

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Indian advocates appeal sports authorities to "Let Dutee run!"

Earlier this summer, Dutee Chand, an Indian national champion sprinter, was disqualified from the Commonwealth Games because, according to the International Association of Athletics Federations, her levels of testosterone are too high. Dutee hasn’t doped or cheated; her hormone levels are naturally occurring.

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Coming out as intersex...on Facebook

GLAAD is working with the intersex support and advocacy group Advocates for Informed Choice, and their youth and young adult program Inter/Act. One member, Amanda, recently reflected on coming out to friends and family on Facebook as intersex.

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How and why George Fox University's new transgender housing policy is dangerously problematic

George Fox University updated its housing policy earlier in the week to the dehumanizing and problematic standard of requiring transgender students to undergo bottom surgery if they do not want to face discrimination. GLAAD looks at how and why this is a dangerous policy.

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Transgender woman seeks to become Roman Catholic nun and pens book "Why God Doesn't Hate You"

A transgender woman, Tia Pesando, hopes to become a Roman Catholic nun in London, Ontario.

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VIDEO: Intersex advocates talk stigma, health care, & family support on HuffPost Live

The four panelists discussed a range of subjects regarding the intersex community, including the experiences of intersex youth and their parents, interacting with medical providers, and more.

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