Undeniable Blackness and Impossible Hermaphrodites

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Undeniable Blackness and Impossible Hermaphrodites

  A Shared Guest Post by Sean Saifa Wall and Dr Cary Gabriel Costello   “In preparing for my talk, “Undeniable Blackness and Impossible Hermaphrodites” at UC Colorado at Colorado Springs next week, I revisited J. Marion Sims, heralded as the father of gynecology. I couldn’t help but feel my heart pound and break reading…
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Human Rights between the Sexes – A preliminary study on the life situations of inter* individuals

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Human Rights between the Sexes – A preliminary study on the life situations of inter* individuals

A report authored by Dr Dan Christian Ghattas, and published by the Heinrich Böll Stiftung lifts the lid on the largely invisible discrimination against intersex individuals and, in doing so, brings it plainly into view. This report offers the first overview of the life situations of intersex individuals from 12 selected countries in various regions…
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The Third International Intersex Forum – Malta 2013

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This is probably a timely moment to remind ourselves of the aims and goals of intersex activism and advocacy. Malta has now adopted onto it’s statutes the most comprehensive protections for intersex people that can be found anywhere in the world. You can read about that elsewhere on this page. In part that is a…
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Making Depathologisation a matter of Law

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The ripples from Malta’s adoption of legal protections for intersex, trans and gender-queer people continues to resonate. The Maltese GIGESC Act not only defends children’s rights in Malta, including those of bodily integrity, self-determination and health. It also makes a fundamental contribution to intersex people’s human rights by recognizing in law the pervasive role that…
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A RED LETTER DAY AS MALTA MAKES HISTORY!

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Malta today became the first country in the world to adopt comprehensive legislation banning medically unnecessary, non-consensual infant genital surgeries on intersex infants and young children. A combined effort by intersex and trans activists over many years today culminated in the first comprehensive provisions to offer legal protections for intersex, trans* and genderqueer people in…
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Green Party Spring Conference, Liverpool 2015

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A little piece of history was made on Sunday when Leslie J was invited to speak to a UK party political conference, about intersex human rights issues. As the speaker, I would like to thank everyone for the very warm reception given to me in Liverpool, and the many expressions of interest in asking how…
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