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Intersex Community Continues Fight for Identity

Intersex Community Continues Fight for Identity

By Ryan Lynch | Oct 14
The intersex community at large is fighting for children being able to choose their own identity - especially in the face of medically unnecessary and controversial surgeries which leave them without choice.

Family Settles $440,000 Over Intersex Child's Genital Surgery

Family Settles $440,000 Over Intersex Child's Genital Surgery

By Brittany Ferrendi | Aug 5
Citing medical bills, pain and suffering, psychological damage and impairment, the Crawford family is reaching a conclusion on their landmark four-year-long court case by settling for $440,000.

Pressure Mounts to Curtail Surgery on Intersex Children

Pressure Mounts to Curtail Surgery on Intersex Children

By David Crary | Jul 30
Some intersex children may undergo surgery aimed at assigning them as male or female, yet grow up to identify as the other sex - a potentially traumatic situation.

This Is Intersex (Spoiler Alert: It Doesn't Need to Be Fixed!)

This Is Intersex (Spoiler Alert: It Doesn't Need to Be Fixed!)

By I.W. Gregorio | Jun 25
While transgender people frequently seek out surgeries so their physical bodies match their gender identity, people who are intersex often have to protect themselves from well-meaning physicians who try to "normalize" their gonads and genitals.

NYC Gives First Known Intersex Birth Certificate

By SFGN Admin | Jan 7
Sara Kelly Keenan of California received the nation's first known birth certificate that lists gender as "intersex." New York City issued Keenan the certificate last week.

Trials and Tribulations of Being an Intersex Individual

By Joney Harper | Nov 19
Discovering that I was both male and female during my military service was both a relief and a painful experience. Part Two of a two-part series.

What is the 'I' in LGBTQI?

By Joney Harper | Nov 13
In our community's alphabet soup, I often hear, "What does the 'I' stand for?" I often hear answers like: "inter-gendered;" "inquisitive;" "inter-gay," but sometimes "intersex."

U.S. Recognizes Intersex Awareness Day

By John McDonald | Oct 30
On Wednesday, the United States government recognized intersex people and the struggles they face.

WHO, UN Condemn Forced Sterilization of Trans & Intersex People

By Winnie McCroy | Jun 2
The World Health Organization (WHO) has joined forces with UN and other groups to condemn the forced sterilization of transgender and intersex people in a groundbreaking report.

Germany: Parents Can Pick Babies’ Gender on Birth Certificates

By Jason St. Amand | Oct 31
Germany will become the first country in the world that grants parents rights to choose their baby’s gender on the newborn’s birth certificate.

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