When Max Beck and Morgan Holmes went to Boston

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When Max Beck and Morgan Holmes went to Boston

    The tumultuous events that gave it’s name to Intersex Awareness Day – commemorated every year on 26th October The narrative of how two intersex activists travelled to Boston, to protest to the American Academy of Pediatrics, and in doing so helped initiate the present-day intersex advocacy/activist movement. A story told by Morgan Holmes, the…
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Standing on the Shoulders of Giants

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The origins of Intersex Awareness Day Intersex advocates and activists today are able to do what we do because of the extraordinary courage of some intersex activists in demonstrating against the American Academy of Pediatrics, and making the abuse of  intersex people at the hands of clinical authority public for the first time. The story…
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We Should Not Be Teaching Prejudice

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We Should Not Be Teaching Prejudice

A clear and concise article by Icelandic Intersex activist, Kitty Anderson about how negative language continues to influence people’s misunderstandings about what it is to be intersex Writing for Gay Iceland, Kitty clearly illustrates the negative language about intersex embodiment still being employed in the teaching material still being used in Icelandic schools.  Whilst specific…
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The BBC Series – Countdown to Life: the Extraordinary Making of You – official complaint CAS-3492261-DLFVBV

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Series producer chose to erase any reference to intersex in a programme that led with a feature about the Guavedoches of the Dominican Republic On the 21st September the BBC led a high profile, resource-rich series with a package about the Guevedoches of the Dominican Republic.  The pre-publicity in the press was unavoidable, and quickly…
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Lazy Sunday Afternoon*

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Idly musing on a sunny Sunday afternoon about the current positions shared by clinicians working within intersex medicine, and advocates striving to change those parameters Clinicians – we will talk to you – these are our terms: current clinical protocols. Advocates – we will talk to you – these are our terms: change the current…
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BMJ Article questions Continuance of Current Orthodox Clinical Practice toward Intersex Infants and Young Children

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Article to the BMJ Flags Clinical Concerns about Current Orthodox Practices in Intersex Medicine An article published to the current edition of the British Medical Journal – BMJ – clearly flags up rising concerns about the changing atmosphere surrounding clinical interventions toward anyone born intersex. It cites the European Union Agency for Fundamental Rights statement…
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