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  • n  one having both male and female sexual characteristics and organs; at birth an unambiguous assignment of male or female cannot be made

  • But last fall, the appearance of intersex fish which have male and female organs renewed concerns about swimming, fishing and drinking the water.
  • Vilain adds that people should retire the term hermaphrodite should use "intersex" instead.
  • Beyond its dubious value as any kind of test of intersex athletic prowess, the entire spectacle is a fascinating display of one man's ability to exploit the times.
News & Articles

  • IntraSpectrum Counseling Brings LGBTQ-Affirmative Counseling to Andersonville
    IntraSpectrum Counseling has opened a second location in Andersonville, or as some call it “Girls Town,” in order to better serve Chicagoland’s lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender, queer, and intersex (LGBTQI) population. IntraSpectrum Counseling has found overwhelming success because they are the only Chicago-based private group practice specifically dedicated to serving the LGBTQ population in ...
    June 10, 2013 - PRWeb
  • Russia: Another independent organization faces hefty fine
    The film festival “Bok o Bok”, which seeks to create a space where lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender and intersex people can openly express their identity in Russia, was issued with an unprecedentedly heavy combined fine of over USD 15,500. June 6, 2013 The hefty fine imposed on a civil society organization in Russia today is further evidence of the Russian government’s determination to ...
    June 6, 2013 - Amnesty International
  • Herbicides likely source of growing intersex fish problem (Video)
    Ten years after the discovery of the first intersex fish in the Potomac River, leading researchers are closing in on the chemicals and sources producing fish with immature eggs in the sex organs of male smallmouth and largemouth bass. The research suggests the cause is not what researchers initially thought -- the flushing of prescription drugs.
    June 6, 2013 - WTOP Radio Washington, DC
Quotes

  • Jeffrey Eugenides in The Desert Sun
    The kernel comes from one of Foucault's books that contains the story of an intersex person in the 19th century,said Eugenides. "I found that a lot of questions arose from the story, and out of that, it fostered an interest in persons who...
  • Jon Stanhope in Independent Online
    My challenge to the federal government is to end its discriminatory treatment of gay, lesbian, bisexual, transgender and intersex Australians,Stanhope said in a statement. "While the ACT is determined to do what it can to afford equal...

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