Welcome to the online home of Organisation Intersex International – OII – world’s largest organisation of intersex people

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Welcome to the online home of Organisation Intersex International – OII – world’s largest organisation of intersex people

What is intersex? THE term intersex was adopted by science in the early 20th century and applied to human beings whose biological sex cannot be classified as clearly male or female. An intersex person may have the biological attributes of both sexes or lack some of the biological attributes considered necessary to be defined as…
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Council of Europe’s statement on intersex people’s need for equal rights!

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In recognition of the upcoming International Day Against Homophobia and Transphobia on May 17th, the Council of Europe’s Commissioner for Human Rights has released the statement, A boy or a girl or a person — intersex people lack recognition in Europe. The statement examines the intense difficulties and human rights abuses  – such as “normalizing”…
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OII Australia comments on the High Court case NSW Registrar v Norrie

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OII Australia has commented on the Australian High court Case New South Wales Registrar of Births, Deaths and Marriages v Norrie, noting that Australian regulations and legislation since 2003 have had a similar trajectory in the recognition of a third classification of sex or gender: The High Court has ruled that NSW laws do permit…
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Remembering Sally Gross

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We express our regret and sadness over the passing away of our friend and colleague, Sally Gross. Sally was found on 14th February 2014 in her apartment, the last known communication having been on Tuesday 11th February. Sally had been ill for some time, and contacted her longstanding friend, Mani Mitchell, in January knowing that…
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OII’s Viloria & Astorino on HuffPostLive

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We’re grateful & thrilled that HuffPostLive wanted to do a segment with intersex people about who we are, and that they asked OII Chair & OII-USA Director Hida Viloria to direct them to American intersex guests. Joining Viloria and OII-USA Associate Director Claudia Astorino are Professor Cary Gabriel Costello (author of the Intersex Roadshow blog),…
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