ILGA-Europe’s 2009 European Election Pledge

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ILGA-Europe’s 2009 European Election Pledge ILGA-Europe calls upon you, as candidate for the European Parliament elections 2009, to pledge to promote equality and to combat discrimination based on sexual orientation, gender identity and gender expression in your future role as member of the European Parliament. 1. Adopting ambitious EU legislation on equal treatment I pledge…
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Dagbladet.no: Viktor never let himself be brainwashed

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THE doctors decided that Viktor would be a girl, and at six months old they removed his penis. But Viktor was born a boy, and was never a girl. This evening he is Eias’ trump card on the latest Brainwashing. “That they could do something like that to a small child. A defenseless little child….
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Couriermail.com.au: “Caster Semenya set to release gender test results”

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WORLD 800 metre champion Caster Semenya is likely to release the results of her gender tests herself, according to an Athletics South Africa official. “I have some suspicion that Caster, herself, will release the results of the medical process,” ASA administrator Richard Stander said. “This is how it is done with everyone else,” Stander said,…
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KFPA’s Pushing Limits: “Intersexuality”, April 2, 2010 at 2:30pm

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CURTIS Hinkle and Hida Viloria of OII USA appeared on KPFA’s Pushing Limits radio show on 2nd April 2010. They talked about what intersex and the disability movement have in common and what they do not. Curtis and Hida also discussed the South African female athlete Mokgadi Caster Semenya, the IOC (International Olympic Committee). the…
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From Pakistan to the USA and the International Olympics Committee, Intersex People are Treated as Less or Other than Human

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Author: Bhakti Ananda Goswami, board member, OII USA “Some sociologists and legal experts have suggested that eligibility for new ID cards or other benefits might require a physical exam and test to see how claimants urinate.” This ‘suggestion’ by “sociologists and legal experts” is appalling in its anti-scientific ignorance. Objective scientists and biologists know that…
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About the Term Intersex Versus the Term DSD

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Author: Bhakti Ananda Goswami, board member, OII USA Disclaimer: This article represents the views of its author and does not represent Organisation Intersex International policy nor that of its affiliates. The views of the author may well have changed since this article was written. About The General Scientific and Medical Use of The Term ‘Intersex’…
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The Times: “Caster Semenya and the middle sex”

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Sophia, a British member of OII is quoted in this story in the London Times. She is doubly qualified to comment on intersex in the media – Sophia is a geneticist. … Britain is the first to base treatment on the assumption that it should be acceptable for boys and girls to look far from…
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