I’ll be speaking at two events in New York City in October for Intersex Awareness Day, which is observed on October 26th to commemorate the first known U.S. intersex protest, at a medical center in Boston.

Intersex Awareness Day Workshop

Friday, October 26
New York University
NYU Global Center for Academic and Spiritual Life
Global Center, Room 383
3:00 PM – 5:00 PM

What is intersex, and why is intersex identity and inclusion important? Join us for an in-depth workshop with Claudia Astorino (fullfrontalactivism.blogspot.com) and Hida Viloria (hidaviloria.com). Topics include intersex 101, theimportance of LGBTI inclusiveness, creating a visible intersex identity, relevant topics in intersex activism, and how to be a good intersex ally!

Hida (pronounced “Heeda”) Viloria is the chairperson of the Organisation Intersex International (or OII), the largest intersex organization in the world, with branches on six continents, and the Director of OII USA.


Presentation: Hermaphrodites Exist: Intersex, the “I” in LGBTI

Saturday, October 27
Bluestockings Bookstore, Café, & Activist Center
172 Allen Street, New York, New York 10002
7:00 pmFeaturing Hida Viloria and Claudia Astorino

Most societies still have a hard time openly incorporating intersex people into their culture. This workshop gets real about the resistance to admitting that hermaphrodites (our original, cultural label) exist, why so few of us are out — even in places where many “LGBT” people are — and the importance of establishing an Intersex cultural identity within the LGBTI community and beyond. Includes Q&A and viewing of the trailer for award-winning intersex documentary “Intersexion.” Hida Viloria is an intersex activist and writer who has written and spoken extensively about Intersex on television, film, print, and as a lecturer. She is Chairperson of the Organisation Intersex International (OII), the largest intersex organization in the world, and Director of OII USA. Claudia Astorino is an intersex activist living in NYC. She is the Associate Director of Organization Intersex International’s US chapter, blogs about intersex on *Full-Frontal Activism: Intersex and Awesome*, and has workshopped on various intersex topics at NYU, Bluestockings, UC Davis, and the Wooden Shoe.

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