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The spectrum of sex development: Eric Vilain and the intersex controversy

The geneticist built a career studying aspects of sex that make some people uncomfortable. Now things are getting uncomfortable for him.<p>As a medical …

Can Straight People Be Queer?

An increasing number of young celebrities are labeling themselves "queer." But what does this mean for the queer community?<p>It's not easy being woke. Johnny Depp's 16-year-old daughter Lily Rose Depp tried to come out as a queer ally recently and accidentally just came out. She took part in an LGBT …

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Sex isn’t chromosomes: the story of a century of misconceptions about X & Y

The influence of the XX/XY model of chromosomal sex has been profound over the last century, but it’s founded on faulty premises and responsible for …

Think gender comes down to X and Y chromosomes? Think again

<i>Peter McKnight is an adjunct professor in the School of Criminology at Simon Fraser University.</i><p>So which washroom is Caitlyn Jenner supposed to use? If you haven't been keeping up with the Kardashians, you probably haven't heard that Caitlyn is the name former Olympian and Kardashian patriarch Bruce …

What It’s Like to Be an Intersex Nudist

About 1.7 percent of the world’s population is born intersex, according to the U.N., meaning their bodies do not fit binary medical notions of male …

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Should Doctors Operate On Intersex Babies?

M.C. was born with ambiguous genitalia, a rare condition that doctors addressed with surgery. Now, in a landmark lawsuit, M.C.'s parents are challenging the medical mainstream: Why does a surgeon decide what sex a child should be?<p><b>Pam Crawford first</b> saw M.C. nine years ago, on an adoption website …

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Closet Case: Tony Briffa

TONY Briffa can’t pin coming out on any particular moment, but still remembers being told for the first time about being intersex at around 14 years …

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Why I'm Disturbed by Screening for Intersex Traits in Utero

As an avid proponent of reproductive rights, I strongly feel that safe, legal abortion must be accessible for everyone, including trans* people, …

‘Big Brother’ confessions of four intersex people

Dream Daddy, videogame about gay Dads circulating the web<p>Throughout the world Dream Daddy, the videogame about gay Dads in search of love, is …

Malta the first country to outlaw forced surgical intervention on intersex minors

MALTA has become the first country in the world to outlaw medical practitioners or other professionals from conducting any involuntary or coerced …

Poverty and intersex people: a conversation with intersex activist Mani Mitchell - Micro Rainbow International

<b>Many people around the world still do not know what being intersex* means. Based on your personal experience, how would you describe it?</b><p>Mani …

This Video Explains What It's Like — And What It Isn't Like — To Be Intersex

Just what does it mean to be intersex?<p>A new <i>BuzzFeed</i> video, "What It's Like to Be Intersex," is attempting to help the public better understand this …

It's Time to Include 'I' in LGBT Discussions

As a male, it is hard for me to get what it's like to be a girl. Growing up, I would think of girls as weird and not get why they didn't have a willy …

Intersex Children: A Journey Between Genders

Person born with both male and female genitals meets with the surgeon who operated on him as a baby.

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The World of Intersex Children and One Person's Journey Between Two Sexes

Growing up in a small town near Barahona, Dominican Republic, southwest of the island home to pristine beaches not yet sullied by the outside world, …

Sex biology redefined: Genes don't indicate binary sexes - Scope

Imagine being a forty-six-year-old woman pregnant with her third child, whose amniocentesis follow-up shows that half her cells carry male …

Nature and Sex Redefined - we have never been binary

A recent article in Nature suggests that biologists ‘now think’ the idea of two sexes is inaccurate; in fact, says Vanessa Heggie,for decades biologists have been at the forefront of campaigns against this simplistic understanding of sex<p>A recent article in <i>Nature</i> claims that biologists ‘now think’ …

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‘Healthy hermaphrodite’ is both man and woman

When Tony Briffa was seven years old doctors in Australia made a choice that was never theirs to make – castration.<p>Tony was born with healthy testes, …