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UK GEO 2011 transgender action plan excludes intersex

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UK GEO 2011 transgender action plan excludes intersex

WE really should not be surprised, given how poor the UK Government Equalities Office‘s efforts on behalf of intersex people have been to date. Surveys promised to be intersex inclusive have been anything but, or have been inclusive only in the most token manner. Now the inevitable has happened and the GEO’s Advancing transgender equality: a plan for…
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The I word – I for intersex – is to be mentioned in the House of Lords, Tuesday, 24th January 2012. Will intersex be equally included in the proceedings?

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The I word – I for intersex – is to be mentioned in the House of Lords, Tuesday, 24th January 2012. Will intersex be equally included in the proceedings?

WE can be forgiven for being just a little dubious, given the United Kingdom’s truly rotten record on intersex equality, intersex human rights and intersex exclusion from the Equality Act 2010 and other law reforms, and the loss of the right to administrative corrections of sex resulting from the Gender Recognition Act 2004. Intersex people…
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Intersex still less equal than others in the United Kingdom

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Intersex still less equal than others in the United Kingdom

KEITH Taylor MEP – Member of the Parliament of Europe – for the South East Region has published a letter of enquiry and its reply as record of his correspondence with British Home Secretary Theresa May and Parliamentary Under-Secretary for Equalities Lynne Featherstone. The subject is the exclusion aka “non-inclusion*” of intersex people from the…
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On the use of Dex

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OII’s position statement on the use of Dexamethasone during pregnancy (June 2010) We, the board members of the Organisation Intersex International, wish to express our support of Drs. Feder, Dreger and Lindemann, for their vigilance and efforts to ensure the safety of intersex infants and their mothers who are currently being prescribed dexamethasone.   We…
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How to define a term without defining the person

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Paper by Michelle O’Brien Presented at the 1st European OII Intersex Event, Paris, 18/08/2006 I would like to express my thanks to the organisers of this conference, and OII France and Belgium, for asking me to speak today. I had only intended to come to show solidarity with my fellows here in Paris today, so…
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