Quoted in Rep Ro Khanna’s press release about new X passport bill

By Hida / February 26, 2020 /

I am so very proud to have worked on a bill , introduced yesterday, Tuesday, February 25th, by Rep. Ro Khanna (CA-17), which instructs the U.S. Department of State to add an additional “(X), Unspecified” sex marker category for U.S. passports, passport cards, or Consular Reports of Birth Abroad, allowing applicants whose genders are neither…

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Interview in The Advocate about Pulaski being Intersex

By Hida / April 9, 2019 /

  Thank you to The Advocate for this fantastic article about the Smithsonian Channel documentary, “Was The General A Woman?”, which reveals that General Casimir Pulaski was intersex! Thank you also for the fantastic interview– it actually managed to get in all my main points about the implications of this fantastic news. (Quotes included here…

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What Pulaski’s Being Intersex Means for Intersex & Trans People Today

By Hida / April 8, 2019 /

I’m deeply honored to have been asked to participate in the Smithsonian Channel documentary, “The General Was Female?”, which examines years of research which conclude that American hero Casimir Pulaski was intersex! As often happens with interviews–and particularly in this case as the focus of the show was historically, not intersex–the more policy related issues…

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Great Interview with OUT Chicago Radio

By Hida / April 7, 2019 /

Thanks to Scott Duff and Ellen Miller at OUT Chicago Radio for a fantastic radio interview about the groundbreaking news that General Casimir Pulaski, renowned as the father of the American Cavalry, was intersex. Despite the short time frame we had a chance to discuss the enormous implications this news has on the harm of…

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Born Both to be Published in German!

By Hida / March 19, 2018 /

  I’m very happy to announce that my memoir Born Both: An Intersex Life (Hachette Books) will be available in German with Zaglossus Books this summer, summer 2018! Zaglossus is a publishing house based in Vienna, Austria, whose mission is to, “publish literature that makes the variety of different ways of life visible. Focusing – but by…

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Born Both nominated for a Lammy!

By Hida / March 6, 2018 /

    OMG, my memoir Born Both: An Intersex Life has been nominated for a Lammy–the Lambda Literary Award! Queer non-binary Latinx intersex appreciation??!!!??? Whaaaat? SO excited! 🙂 🙂 🙂 I’m beyond thrilled and happy to have my first book recognized as one of eight finalists in the LGBTQ nonfiction category! It’s perhaps even more…

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Quoted in Refinery29: What’s the Difference b/w Sex & Gender?

By Hida / November 15, 2017 /

“Essentially, gender doesn’t boil down to our sex parts for anyone,” Viloria says. “We’re born with certain bodies, but they don’t even matter until we start having a perception of who we are.” I’m quoted today in the article, “What’s the Difference between Sex & Gender?” As I mention in it, people often forget to…

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My latest, “The Forgotten Vowel,” in INTO

By Hida / November 9, 2017 /

Really love this one, my latest essay, “The Forgotten Vowel,” about how acknowledging and including intersex people and LGBTQIA+ coalition benefits us all.:) Enjoy, and big thanks to INTO magazine–the only LGBTQ website to receive the honor of being shortlisted (this past October) for the Shorty Award in news and media–for running it! It came…

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How You Can Help End Intersex Genital Mutilation Right Now (VIDEO)

By Hida / October 30, 2017 /

Hi everyone! I’m thrilled to see the intersex movement growing, but many folks still don’t understand why the human rights abuse of Intersex Genital Mutilation, or IGM (a.k.a. medically unnecessary nonconsensual surgeries on intersex infants and minors) persists, or what they can do to help end it. I’ve been told (and finally made myself watch…

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School Library Journal features Born Both in Adult Books for Teens list!

By Hida / September 15, 2017 /

    I’m thrilled and grateful to have my memoir Born Both included in this list of ten adult books for teens by School Library Journal, and for their fantastic review! Please pick up a copy today for yourself or perhaps for that teen in your life if you haven’t already. 🙂 Physics, Fears, &…

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Born Both Selected as one of 10 Adult Books for Teens!

By Hida / September 14, 2017 /

    I am thrilled and honored to have my memoir Born Both: An Intersex Life selected by School Library Journal as one of 10 Adults Books for Teens, and for the fantastic accompanying review! Please order a copy if you haven’t already — maybe for that older teen in your life. 🙂

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Interviewed on NPR’s AirTalk Radio About Banning Medically Unnecessary Surgeries on Intersex Minors

By Hida / July 27, 2017 /

    Big thanks to NPR LA’s AirTalk w/ @LarryMantle–the award-winning public affairs show airing weekdays 10a-12p on 89.3 KPCC–for having me on to discuss intersex activists’ call for a ban on medically unnecessary surgeries on intersex minors, aka Intersex Genital Mutilation (IGM). I open the 19 minute segment, “Should Surgery on Intersex Children Be…

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Awesome Radio interview on Girl Boner!

By Hida / June 30, 2017 /

  Happy Friday everyone! Haven’t been feeling the blog, but here’s this interview on the awesome Girl Boner.(Okay, HOW perfect is this show’s title for me— whaaaaa???) This is one of my favorite interviews so far. 🙂 Thanks to creator and host, the fabulous August McLaughlin​, for having me on and for being so intersex-positive!…

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Arts & Ideas Series Video of Exploring Intersex at the SF JCC

By Hida / April 12, 2017 /

  I’m truly grateful to everyone at the Arts & Ideas Series and the Jewish Community Center of San Francisco for hosting last night’s event “Between Genders: Exploring Intersex with Hida Viloria”. The event was a conversation between myself and fantastic filmmaker Sam McConnell (The Out List, The Trans List), and I thank all the…

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Remember: Sex Positive = Intersex Positive

By Hida / April 6, 2017 /

    My latest essay, “Remember: Sex-Positive = Intersex-Positive,” in The Huffington Post, examines the intersectionality of feminism and intersex issues by exploring medical and social views towards clitoral reduction surgeries on intersex baby girls and future women– AND I got to use the word “hermaphrodyke” in it! Enjoy, and please share widely to educate…

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My Interview on SoCal NPR’s Air Talk

By Hida / March 21, 2017 /

    Big thanks to Air Talk host Larry Mantle, and everyone at 89.3 KPCC Southern California Public Radio (SCPR)– a member-supported public media network that operates across the region, reaching from Santa Barbara down to Los Angeles and Orange Counties, and out to the Coachella Valley– for a great interview earlier today. Larry’s questions…

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Fear of Flying–or at Least the TSA–While Intersex

By Hida / March 18, 2017 /

Big thanks to The Daily Beast for publishing my latest essay, “Fear of Flying–or at least the TSA–while intersex.” On March 6, I read that the Supreme Court had remanded the case filed by Gavin Grimm—the 17-year-old transgender student who’s fighting to use the same restroom as the other boys at his school—sending it back…

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Born Both Excerpt in OUT Magazine

By Hida / March 15, 2017 /

    I’m very grateful to the editors at OUT, the U.S.’s largest LGBT+ online magazine, for running “Intersex Activist Navigates Gendered Bathrooms, Gay Clubs in Exclusive Born Both Excerpt.” I think it’s a perfect venue for me– a long term queer activist who has at different points embodied every letter in the LGBTI acronym!…

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Why We Must Dismantle the Intersex Closet

By Hida / February 16, 2017 /

  So nice to be writing essays again after a rather long hiatus working on my memoir. Big thanks to The Advocate for running my latest, “Why We Must Dismantle the Intersex Closet.” Please share if you like to help spread awareness and make it easier for your intersex friends and their families to come…

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Intersex Pride on Oprah

By Hida / January 27, 2017 /

    “I wouldn’t be a ‘regular’ woman if you paid me: this is who I want to be.” — Hida on Oprah “I find this so fascinating: you literally walk between worlds.” — Oprah Winfrey on Hida Viloria Sharing my “authentic self”, as Oprah calls it –my intersex, non-binary self which we’re all taught to hide–…

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Supermodel Hanne Gaby Odiele comes out as intersex!

By Hida / January 23, 2017 /

“You can be accepted however you happen to be! The ‘norm’ is not what you think it is.” — Hanne Gaby Odiele I am SO happy about this! Brava to supermodel Hanne Gaby Odiele for coming out as #intersex!  As outlined in USA Today, she did so, like all intersex advocates, to shine a light on…

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Fantastic Born Both Review by Kirkus!

By Hida / January 4, 2017 /

“Intelligent and courageous, the author’s book chronicles one intersex person’s path to wholeness, but it also affirms the right of all intersex and nonbinary people to receive dignity and respect. A relentlessly honest and revealing memoir.” — Kirkus Reviews SO excited and happy about this review!!!! Thanks to Kirkus for reading! Read the full review here.…

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US Govt Advised to Recognize Intersex & Non-binary People!

By Hida / November 23, 2016 /

I couldn’t be happier about this victorious ruling, or prouder to call Dana Zzyym, the plaintiff in the case, my friend! In case you missed news of Dana’s historic lawsuit, here’s this beautiful 1 minute video by Lambda Legal, Dana’s brilliant representatives in the case. You can read all about the details and court ruling…

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Short Intvw on UN Radio’s UN Gender Focus

By Hida / November 11, 2016 /

  It’s hard to encapsulate complex intersex human rights issues and one’s life experience and gender identity in 2 minutes, but I’m very grateful to UN Radio for allowing me to do so in this educational segment about intersex people & gender fluid gender identity issues — even though they accidentally called me “HILDA”, lol.…

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Please share this UN Intersex Awareness video!

By Hida / October 26, 2016 /

The sentiment of this #IntersexAwareness video is so beautiful it made me cry. It depicts a family deciding to love and acceptance their intersex newborn, in less than two minutes, and w/o dialogue so it can appeal to people of all language speaking communities.  PLEASE share widely today, #IntersexAwarenessDay, to help spread love & acceptance…

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Perhaps my favorite radio interview yet, on the Ann Walker Show :)

By Hida / October 29, 2015 /

I talk about the groundbreaking lawsuit for legal recognition of sex as other than just male and female, and SO may other things on UBN Radio’s Ann Walker Show, in LA. Mostly, I think I tap into the spirit of compassion for all beings in this interview more than ever. Hope you enjoy it. 🙂 Hida…

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Essay published in Narrative Inquiry in Bioethics medical journal

By Hida / September 5, 2015 /

  My essay, “Promoting Health and Social Progress by Accepting and Depathologizing Benign Intersex Traits”, has been published in the Narrative Inquiry in Bioethics fall issue, which features a Narrative Symposium on Intersex. From the NIB website’s description of the symposium: What are the joys and heartaches faced by people diagnosed intersex? These symposium authors offer readers an honest look into their lives.…

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My video by the U.N.’s Free & Equal Campaign!

By Hida / September 4, 2015 /

    It is truly an honor to appear in the short video, What Does It Mean To Be Intersex?, by the UN Free & Equal Campaign for LGBT equality, which they have released in conjunction with their fantastic new Intersex Fact Sheet. The video was filmed when I was invited to speak at the…

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Live Interview on LA radio’s Ann Walker Show, with Ian Harvie!

By Hida / June 17, 2015 /

I’m very excited to be interviewed live today on the fabulous Ann Walker Show,  co-hosted by hysterical, talented trans comedian Ian Harvie, who has starred on the acclaimed television show Transparent, and was interviewed along with me and others in the fantastic new book The Human Agenda. The show runs from 6 – 7:30 p.m. Pacific Standard…

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My video in GENDER TALENTS, by Carlos Motta

By Hida / March 15, 2015 /

I was interviewed for Gender Talents, a fantastic web-based project by artist Carlos Motta that engages movements and discourses for gender self-determination within trans and interest communities. Carlos did a FANTASTIC job capturing some of my best points about the numerous issues that impact intersex people —  such as homophobia, gender-variant-phobia, sexism, fear of lesbian…

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Interview on LA’s KPFK Radio

By Hida / October 2, 2014 /

“One of my most personal, spiritual interviews yet, on the fantastic Mikhail Tank and Layla Ashley’s “Feel, Think and Grow Show”.  Enjoy. 🙂 ”

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Stop Freaking Out About Intersex Female Athletes

By Hida / September 18, 2014 /

Well, they changed my original title – “Bullying By Any Other Name: What’s Really Behind Regulations for Women with High Testosterone” – to, “Stop Freaking Out About Female Intersex Athletes”, but otherwise I’m thrilled to have this essay run in the Advocate! (Read here:   It elaborates on the issue in all the ways…

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On Aljazeera today, Sept 3rd, 12:30pm PST

By Hida / September 3, 2014 /

I’m thrilled to be on Aljazeera radio’s The Stream today, speaking about how the sports regulations against intersex women athletes — specifically those with hyperandrogenism (high testosterone levels) — are discrimination, pure & simple. Also on will be fabulous allies Payoshni Mitra and Katrina Karkazis. Click here to watch. 🙂  

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Interview on IMRU Radio, Los Angeles

By Hida / June 16, 2014 / Got to speak to fantastic intersex ally Vash Boddie of IMRU Radio for this one, mainly about the Third international Intersex Forum and the global intersex advocacy community’s goals, and I love how it came out. 🙂 The interview starts 34:20 minutes in FYI, and is short and sweet, in case you wanna give…

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What’s In A Name: Intersex & Identity

By Hida / May 14, 2014 /

My latest blog post/essay —  What’s in a Name: Intersex and Identity — discusses the history of society deeming people who are different as innately inferior, how this is currently happening to intersex people, and how this language does not support equality. Hope you like it, & thanks to the Advocate for running it!

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Interview on LA Talk Radio 5-7pm

By Hida / April 14, 2014 /

Today I’ll be talking with fabulous radio personality Sheena Metal — who recently came out as intersex herself — on her show the Sheena Metal Experience!!! Two intersex folks dishing it for two hours on the radio– it’s a first for me & it should be great. 🙂 To listen in, go to:

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Video of my presentation at the UN. O M G….!

By Hida / December 11, 2013 /

    Yesterday was a magical moment, a dream come true. Feeling blessed & grateful to have this opportunity to educate the world about intersex people’s need for human rights, and with such amazing co-panelists. NOTE: UN High Commissioner of Human Rights Navi Pillay had to cancel due to Nelson Mandela’s memorial, but UN Assistant…

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My segment on HuffPostLive

By Hida / November 23, 2013 /

    This was perhaps my most enjoyable media experience ever, b/c I got to do it with some of my favorite American intersex activists.  I’m grateful & thrilled that HuffPostLive wanted to do a segment with intersex people about who we are, and that they asked me to direct them to the other guests.…

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Germany’s Third-Gender Law Fails on Equality, in The Advocate

By Hida / November 6, 2013 /

  Yes, there’s more to say about Germany’s new third gender law, especially to readers that understand the LGBTI perspective and the issues that affect us.  Also, I got to correct inaccurate press statements about Australia’s third gender law applying to intersex babies, which it doesn’t, just adults who want it. Read “Germany’s Third Gender…

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Germany’s Third Gender Law: Not What Intersex People Most Need

By Hida / November 5, 2013 /

    Please read my essay Germany’s Third Gender Law: Not What Intersex People Most Need to find out the truth about Germany’s new third gender law.  I interviewed several German activists for this piece, and am very happy for the opportunity to get correct information about the law, and why intersex Germans are unhappy…

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Interview on BBC World Services’ World Have Your Say

By Hida / November 3, 2013 /

    Germany’s new third gender law isn’t the law that intersex people most want & need, & isn’t as good for intersex people as most think/have been saying.  I got to explain why on the BBC World Service’s one hour program World Have Your Say.  

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I’ll be on BBC World Services tonight

By Hida / October 31, 2013 /

    I’m going to be interviewed on BBC World Services tonight about being intersex in light of Germany’s new third gender law, which becomes effective tomorrow, November 1st. The show, Newsday, starts at 8:30pm PST (calif time), and I should be on approx 9:20pm. Spoiler alert: the law is NOT a good thing for…

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Why We Must Protect Intersex Babies, in The Advocate

By Hida / September 28, 2013 /

    I spoke so much in the 90’s and the first decade of the 21st century about the serious harms caused by medically unnecessary cosmetic genital surgeries on intersex babies — which I and other intersex people call “intersex genital mutilation”, or IGM — that my essays in the past few years have focused…

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Cosmetic Genital Surgery/Sex Re-assignment of Intersex Babies is wrong: Case Closed

By Hida / September 20, 2013 /

(FINALLY, a new blog post! 🙂 ) A few weeks ago, I testified as an expert witness on the television show Caso Cerrado (translation: Case Closed). It’s kind of like People’s Court but in Spanish, and is the first television show on a Spanish language station to have been nominated for an Emmy. I was…

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3 Reasons This Intersex Lesbian Loved GOLDEN BOY

By Hida / August 6, 2013 /

    The novel Golden Boy, by Abigail Tartellin, features what is, by far, my favorite fictional portrayal of an intersex character. Read my review in Autostraddle to find out why.

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On The Ann Walker Show — the Day of DOMA’s Defeat!

By Hida / June 26, 2013 /

    Hi all! So excited to be speaking today — on the historic demise of DOMA (the Defense of marriage Act)– with radio personality and award-winning TV, film and stage actress Ann Walker on The Ann Walker Show on United Broadcast Radio.  Tune in from 6-7:30pm (I’ll be coming on around 6:20) at, Channel…

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Intersex: The Final Coming Out Frontier

By Hida / June 12, 2013 /

  I’m thrilled to have one of my blog essays, “Intersex: The Final Coming Out Frontier“,  published in The Advocate, the US’s oldest, largest LGBT (hopefully soon to be LGBTI) publication. Yay for inclusion! (Even if they did use the dorkiest picture of me ever, lol!)   

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My live BBC Radio interview about the groundbreaking US intersex lawsuit

By Hida / May 17, 2013 /

“Hida Viloria, cheerleading for choice” — definitely the silliest way my activism has ever been described, lol, but essentially true & otherwise the interview was great.  It was regarding the groundbreaking lawsuit by the Crawford family for their intersex son, who was castrated at the age of 16 months, before they adopted him.  The lawsuit…

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Out as Intersex & Genderqueer in GENDERNAUTS

By Hida / April 23, 2013 /

  Gendernauts is the groundbreaking, multi award-winning 1999 documentary by German filmmaker Monika Truet, which shows us a group of artists in San Francisco who live between the poles of conventional gender identities. The New York Times review of the film, after it’s February 4, 2000, United States premiere at Manhattan’s Cinema Village, had this to say…

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My Appearance on Montel Williams

By Hida / April 6, 2013 /

Hida on Montel Williams: December 1998.   Wow I was young! Look out for part 3:56 minutes in where I call out a doctor on his prejudiced, negative portrayal of intersex bodies and get big applause from the audience. 🙂

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My interview on Oprah

By Hida / April 6, 2013 /

    Hida on Oprah!  Finally, the video of my 2007 Oprah interview, on the episode “Growing Up Intersex.” 🙂   I love where Oprah says I “walk between worlds”, and also where I say that I don’t want to have to choose between male or female because “I’m both.” But most of all, I love…

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Zero Tolerance to FGM — Unless They’re Intersex (aka US Ban on Female Genital Mutilation Mired in Racism and Fear)

By Hida / February 7, 2013 /

  Note: This article is based on my blog post Zero Tolerance to Female Genital Mutilation — Unless They’re Intersex I’m happy to report that it was re-published in The Global Herald, but note that they changed the title, unfortunately, to: “US Ban on Female Genital Mutilation Mired in Racism and Fear.” /

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Great video clips of me & wise trans girl Jazz. Psyched to share this link with her :)

By Hida / February 5, 2013 /

  Psyched to find this old post of video interviews of Jazz, a wise 7 yo trans girl, and I. I love that she says, “It doesn’t matter if you’re different from anybody else, it just matters if you’re having a good time & you like who you are.”  So true!   And notice they…

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My Intersex & Non-Binary Pride Video!

By Hida / December 16, 2012 /

Awesome 3 1/2 minute video compilation of some of my best television & film interviews regarding intersex and non-binary visibility, human rights, & pride.  Please feel free to share 🙂

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My Letter to the United Nations regarding human rights for intersex people!

By Hida / December 10, 2012 /

  SOOO honored and thrilled to have contacted the United Nations Office of the High Commissioner for Human Rights (UN OHCHR) about including intersex people in their human rights efforts. With ILGA, ILGA-Europe, and all participants of the 2nd International Intesex Forum (in Stockholm) signing in support, it’s the first global call by and for…

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Hida for The Global Herald on the abuse of intersex Indian athlete Pinki Pramanik

By Hida / December 10, 2012 /

Criminalized Because of One’s Sex? – Hida Viloria By Hida Viloria; published on December 10, 2012 at 9:34 pm On June 14th, Indian gold medal winner Pinki Pramanik was arrested following accusations of rape and “being male” by her live-in partner.  She was suspended from her job, detained in a male ward, and an MMS of…

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“Brief Guidelines for Intersex Allies,” by Claudia Astorino & Hida Viloria

By Hida / October 27, 2012 /

  Brief Guidelines for Intersex Allies, co-written with OII USA’s Assoc. Director Claudia Astorino, was published yesterday in honor of Intersex Awareness Day, and is available on the OII-USA website free of charge.  If want to spread awareness about intersex but don’t feel like you have all the info, this is the document for you!…

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Video: Hida featured in Intersexion documentary

By Hida / October 4, 2012 /

Trailer for the 2012 documentary Intersexion, featuring yours truly & tons of other rad intersex folks.  It hasn’t shown in the US yet, but it’s already won the Best Documentary Award at New Zealand’s Edge Film Festival, where it’s from, and is researched and presented by pioneering New Zealand intersex activist Mani Mitchell, who I’m…

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Olympics’ New Hormone Regulations: Judged by How You Look, in Ms. Magazine

By Hida / July 30, 2012 /

  I’m honored to have an article in Ms.–co-authored with ny intersex colleague and friend Georgiann Davis, PhD– about why the Olympics’ Testosterone regulations for Women are anti-intersex & unfair. Enjoy! Read the story online>>

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Radio: Hida on the Olympics, discrimination, intersex, surgeries, and more….

By Hida / July 27, 2012 /

Hida speaks on this fantastic radio show about the Olympics’ discrimination against intersex women, surgeries, and more….   listen here >>

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My Letter to the Sports Editor of the New York Times

By Hida / June 24, 2012 /

  Click here to see the original posting at the NYT  >> To the Sports Editor: Re “No Clear Option for Testing,” June 18: At the 2010 Winter Olympics, a sportscaster said, in reference to the figure skater Johnny Weir, “We should make him pass a gender test.” Another jokingly suggested that Weir compete in…

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Reexamining Rationales of “Fairness”: An Athlete and Insider’s Perspective on the New Policies on Hyperandrogenism in Elite Female Athletes

By Hida / June 14, 2012 /

  An article by Hida Viloria and Maria Jose Martínez-Patino, in the American Journal of Bioethics Click here to see the original article >>

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Hida Speaks About Intersex in Reims, France

By Hida / March 30, 2012 /

Hida speaks about intersex in Reims, France, to a standing-room-only crowd. Tres magnifique! website (in French)

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Article: Hida – Clinton’s Pronouncements Against Female Genital Mutilation Don’t Go Far Enough

By Hida / February 23, 2012 /

Originally Posted in The Global Herald online.  Click here to see the original article >>

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Article: “X Marks Evolution: The Benefits of the ‘Indeterminate Sex’ Passport Designator”

By Hida / December 7, 2011 /

On Australia’s intersex & trans* inclusive passport policy, & why it’ s a great development. Originally in The Bioethics Forum online Click here to see the original article >>

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Video: Hida Viloria on Conversations for Connecting

By Hida / August 22, 2011 /

Organization Intersex International chairperson Hida Viloria and Jeff 4 Justice have an in depth discussion about being intersex.  

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Video: Hida at Sydney’s Camp Betty Festival via her Intersex 101

By Hida / June 11, 2011 /

Hida speaks out about her involvement with the IOC and her views on the proposed Olympic regulations for intersex female athletes. Intersex 101, by Alix Iron and Hida Viloria from OII Australia on Vimeo.

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Lobbying the IOC on behalf intersex women athletes

By Hida / April 11, 2011 /

    Originally published as “Gender Rules In Sport: Leveling the Paying Field or Reversed Doping?” on April 11, 2011 in The Global Herald online.

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Hida to speak at Trinity University in San Antonio, Texas

By Hida / February 23, 2011 /

 event link >> Hida Viloria State: Confirmed Time: Wed Feb-23-2011 07:30 PM  to  09:00 PM Location: COAT 237 WAXAHACHIE Coates University Center 237 – Waxahachie Room (40 expected) Web Site*: By Invitation Only?: No Open To The Public?: Yes Admission Fee Required?: No Organization: STUDENT AFFAIRS Requestor: Richard Reams     210-999-7411 Description:  Hida (“Heeda”) Viloria, an intersex activist…

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Hida speaks at Texas State University

By Hida / February 22, 2011 /

Hida will be speaking at Texas State University, Austin TX Intersex activist, Hida Viloria, will be discussing her story with faculty, staff, and students, as well as addressing the current issues surrounding intersex and how we can all better support and positively impact these individuals. Facebook page for the event >>

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Hida speaks at NYU’s Intersex Awareness Day

By Hida / October 26, 2010 /

Hida will speak at NYU’s Intersex Awareness Day events in New York City. Great to visit the old hometown and spread awareness there.

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Hida at International Olympic Committee panel in Switzerland

By Hida / October 19, 2010 /

Hida will attend the International Olympic Committee’s next panel of experts meeting in Lausanne, Switzerland to deliberate policy for intersex female athletes. I am thrilled that they have decided to include our voice in this deliberation, and honored to represent intersex people.

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Hida Hosts Taiwanese intersex activist Hiker Chui

By Hida / September 3, 2010 /

Hiker won an award from her university to further her Ph.D. studies by travelling to the U.S. to meet leaders in the intersex activist movement. She is a brave, beautiful soul & I was honored to have her stay with me and further build our international human rights movement.

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Discussing Gender Verification Testing on KPFA radio’s “Pushing Limits”

By Hida / April 2, 2010 /

  In in the wake of the gender-testing of South African track star Caster Semenya, I’ll be discussing international sporting bodies’ regulations for intersex women athletes, and I how I believe they are discriminatory against women who do not adhere to visible gender norms. Joining me will be the fantastic Curtis Hinkle, founder of the…

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Hida to present at the American Philosophical Association

By Hida / April 2, 2010 /

Hida will be presenting at the American Philosophical Association’s 84th Annual meeting in San Francisco, on a group panel of the Society for the Philosophy of Sex and Love. 7:00-10:00 p.m   See the announcement at SPSL >>

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Hida quoted in the Bay Area Reporter on her petition

By Hida / March 10, 2010 /

For all the enlightened, lofty aspirations of the Olympic Games themselves, the leadership of the International Olympic Committee continues to approach delicate gender issue with a sledge hammer and chisel.  

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Hida’s petition to the International Olympic Committee (IOC)

By Hida / February 20, 2010 /

Hi everyone, I’m sure you’ve all heard about the sex verification debacle that South African track start Caster Semenya was forced to undergo. Shortly afterwards, the International Olympic Committee (IOC) began holding meetings with panels of medical experts to deliberate the fate of intersex female athletes. After one of these meetings in January, 2010, physician…

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Hida talks to Tyra about intersex

By Hida / November 16, 2009 /

Missing link

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Hida speaks out about being intersex and Caster Cemenya on

By Hida / September 18, 2009 /

Hida Viloria is a writer who holds a degree in Gender and Sexuality from U.C. Berkeley. She is also an activist for intersex people — (formerly known as hermaphrodites) Her memoir “Mighty Hermaphrodite” will be published next spring.

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Hida on Inside Edition – her experience and the Caster Semenya controversy

By Hida / September 16, 2009 /

Hida will be on Inside Edition speaking about her experience as an intersex woman in light of the controversy over champion South African runner Caster Semenya’s “sex-testing.” KRON Channel 4, 5pm in San Francisco; check local programming for time in your location. Watch video here: Her breathtaking speed shattered the world record in the women’s…

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Well, the SF Weekly misquoted me, but at least they let me correct them!

By Hida / October 11, 2007 /

From the SF Weekly. Click here to go to the story on their site >> Hida Viloria Tells Us What She Really Thinks   What’s in a Name Viloria responds: Unnecessary genital surgeries of intersex infants are still standard procedure even here in San Francisco, based simply on a belief that ambiguous genitalia are undesirable…

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What intersex local Hida Viloria didn’t tell Oprah

By Hida / October 3, 2007 /

How Hermaph-tivists Pander To Homophobes Correction: The author misquoted Ms. Viloria‘s views on how parents should raise intersex children. To read Viloria’s clarification, read her letter to the editor.

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Video: Hida on Oprah

By Hida / September 21, 2007 /

Growing Up Intersex and a Discussion of the Book Middlesex Boy or girl, how do we know? Meet people who grew up intersex. Also, a discussion with Pulitzer Prize-winning author Jeffrey Eugenides on the book club selection Middlesex. Hida will be sharing what it’s like to be intersex – without having been subjected to “corrective”…

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Hida’s awesome interview about being intersex & intersex acceptance on “20/20”

By Hida / April 19, 2002 /

part 1   part 2

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