Intersex Writer and Activist

Hida Viloria is a writer, activist, and author of the forthcoming Born Both: An Intersex Life (Hachette Books, March 14, 2017). Hida uses s/he and he/r pronouns (pronounced she/her) to acknowledge he/r gender fluid Latinx identity and intersex female history. 

S/he has written about intersex issues (Ms.,, The Advocate, Tne New York Times, American Journal of Bioethics…) and advocated extensively for intersex and non-binary rights as an openly queer lecturer, consultant, and frequent television and radio guest (Oprah, 20/20, BBC…).

Viloria is Chairperson of the Organization Intersex International (OII), founding director of OII-USA, and was the first openly intersex person to speak at the United Nations, along with Jason Collins and Martina Navratilova, at the event Sport Comes Out Against Homophobia.

Follow Viloria on Twitter at @hidaviloria or on Facebook.

Interesting fact: At approx. 1.7% of the population, Intersex people are as common as red-heads. “Everyone’s met an intersex person, you just may not know you have.”