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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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 /

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