An organization devoted to LGBTI rights
Founded in 2010/10/26
Member of ILGA since 2012
Address: 3060 Kansas St 3060
United States of America
Contact: Tricia Madison
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The Organisation Intersex International (OII) is a global advocacy group for people born with bodies which have atypical sexual characteristics.
Founded in 2003, OII is a decentralized network established to give voice to intersex people across the globe seeking equal rights and the acknowledgement of intersex people’s own distinct identities. OII rejects the medicalized categories of disorder which stigmatize intersex variations, and the terminology of disorder (as in Disorders of Sex Development) currently used within the medical community and by some intersex groups. We are a diverse group of people with different intersex variations.
The OII objective is to bring about change and resist the fear, shame, secrecy and stigma imposed upon intersex children and adults through both the practice of non-consensual genital surgeries and the arbitrary assignment of a particular sex without informed consultation with the individual concerned.
OII USA is directed by well-known intersex activist Hida Viloria and works not only on issues facing intersex people internationally, but also with the specific issues faced by intersex Americans.