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Intersex advocates

The Australian Human Rights Commission (AHRC) has called for submissions from intersex people on how to best protect their human rights. Intersex people are born with characteristics that don’t fit the typical definitions of “female” or “male”, and physical variations in intersex people can include chromosomes, hormones and anatomy. Nearly two-percent of the population is …

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Australian drag queens appear on the ABC series You Can't Ask That

The ABC’s eye-opening series You Can’t Ask That is returning next year and producers are looking for intersex Australians to appear on the show to answer those questions that people are too afraid to ask. The fascinating show allows people from marginalised or misunderstood groups and communities to answer questions – some ignorant, some well-meaning, …

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Deb Frecklington

Queensland opposition leader Deb Frecklington has slammed calls to allow intersex Queenslanders an option other than male or female on their birth certificates. Last month the Queensland government announced a review into the state’s Births, Deaths and Marriages Registration (BDMR) Act, and released a discussion paper exploring how Queensland “can improve the legal recognition of …

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By Paula Gerber, Monash University It took a long time, but on Thursday Australia became the 26th country to achieve marriage equality. The LGBTI community is euphoric and relieved with this hard-fought victory. But there is also trauma from the drawn-out postal survey campaign, which saw attacks on rainbow families and communities. It left many …

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Australia and New Zealand intersex advocates have united to write a historic statement declaring their community’s priorities for the future. Intersex people are born with internal or external sex anatomy that doesn’t fit the typical definitions of “female” or “male”, and physical variations in intersex people can include chromosomes, internal organs and genitals. Nearly two-percent …

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