Here be Dragons*

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Here be Dragons*

It began long ago in a land far away to the east, the like of which you will not find in the world today. ~ The Hobbit     Storytelling is the ancient means by which mankind has always shared information. The Indigenous groups of North America, and Australia shared the stories of their ancestors…
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Green Party LGBTIQ Manifesto

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Green Party LGBTIQ Manifesto

In a first for UK politics, an established UK political party has formally acknowledged intersex human rights issues in it’s Manifesto. The Green Party of England and Wales today launched it’s LGBTIQ Manifesto, and for the first time placed on notice it’s intention to support intersex advocates in their struggle to gain legal protections from…
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Comfort Blanket

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  This is no time for ease and comfort. It is time to dare and endure. Winston Churchill I tore myself away from the safe comfort of certainties through my love for truth – and truth rewarded me. Simone de Beauvoir Time lends it’s own filter to memories of past events. Little remembered today in…
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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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