The Humiliating Practice of Sex-Testing Female Athletes For years, international sports organizations have been policing women competitors for “masculine” qualities — and turning their Olympic dreams into nightmares. But when Dutee Chand appealed her ban, she may have changed the rules. By Ruth Padawer, New York Times June 28, 2016 Read more…
By Avinash ChakBBC News 7 December 2015 In the English language, the word “he” is used to refer to males and “she” to refer to females. But some people identify as neither gender, or both – which is why an increasing number of US universities are making it easier for people to […]
COMMENTARY ON SCIENCE AND SOCIETY Updated November 20, 20152:52 PM ET By Barbara J. King In the area of 1 in 2,000 people are born intersex. These individuals may have mixed genitalia, meaning some combination of ovaries and testes. This comes about either because ovarian and testicular tissue grow together in the same organ or […]
Bailey De Young Opens Up About Her ‘Faking It’ Alter Ego In honor of Intersex Awareness Day, the actress talks about her MTV character. by jordana ossad 10/26/2015 Lauren Cooper may have been hiding a big part of her life during the inaugural season of “Faking It” — but now the outspoken teen is no […]
Supported by the Astraea Foundation’s Intersex Human Rights Fund, these activists fearlessly push for our collective gender liberation on the daily–and look good doing it. posted on Oct. 26, 2015 Click here to read more!
French Court Recognizes Third Gender Option In Landmark Victory For Intersex Rights By Marguerite Ward on October 16 2015 A high court in France has officially recognized a third gender option in a case that’s being described in the country as a crucial victory for intersex rights. The intersex individual, who was born with both male and female genitalia, […]
Society should respect intersex people and their identification By Evelin Garcia – Oct 20, 2015 Intersex people exist, and it’s time society respects them for who they are—not what everyone wishes them to be. To all of those who may be unfamiliar with intersex, it is a condition that affects about 1 in 2,000 […]