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In The Wash Post on why the Semenya ruling is unscientific and unethical

By Hida / May 11, 2019 /

My latest, “Stop trying to make Caster Semenya fit a narrow idea of womanhood. It’s unscientific and unethical,” in The Washington Post, explores the May 1, 2019 ruling by the Court of Arbitration for Sport (CAS) in the case of black South African track star Caster Semenya. I discuss twelve different reasons why the ruling–which…

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My Bibliography

By Hida / May 9, 2019 /

Here it is, freshly updated, an almost complete bibliography (I recently realized a few older essays from my blog Intersex & Out are still not on here) of my published intersex and non-binary perspectives on gender, embracing difference, human rights, discrimination in sports, and mainly, love & equality. Enjoy! Hida V Bibliography. (Note: I’ve been…

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Interview in fantastic article 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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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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Presenting Keynote at Texas State University’s Queer Summit!

By Hida / April 25, 2018 /

  Many say Texas is scary, and it has been politically—which is why I can’t wait to speak at Texas State this Friday. Come on down y’all! (tee, hee) 🙂 April 27th, 2018. 12-30–2:30pm, followed by book signing. Office of Student Diversity and Inclusion Texas State University San Marcos, TX 78666 books will be available.)…

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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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April 24th at the Santa Monica Public Library

By Hida / April 19, 2017 /

In the City of Intersex Angels chapter of my memoir Born Both: An Intersex Life — named after the blissful year I spent living in Venice Beach — I actually mention a job I had in Santa Monica, and I love the I’m having a reading there! Santa Monica Public Library Monday, April 24th, 6pm.…

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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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April 7th, Arts & Ideas Series, San Francisco

By Hida / March 16, 2017 /

      In conversation with filmmaker Sam McConnell, producer of HBO’s The Out List and The Trans List, at the Jewish Community Center’s “Arts & Ideas” Series, for the event “Between Genders: Exploring Intersex with Hida Viloria.” Please pre-order your tickets if possible here. Friday, April 7th, 7pm, SF JCC. 3200 California Street, San…

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March 31st, Elliott Bay Book Company, Seattle

By Hida / March 15, 2017 /

Excited to be presenting a reading of my memoir Born Both: An Intersex Life at Elliott Bay Book Company in Seattle, Washington. Friday, March 31, 2017 – 7:00pm http://www.elliottbaybook.com/event/hida-viloria Location: 1521 Tenth Avenue Seattle, WA 98122

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March 25th, Collected Works Bookstore, Santa Fe

By Hida / March 13, 2017 /

Saturday, March 25th, 6pm. 202 Galisteo St., Santa Fe, NM 87501 Exited to have the first reading of my memoir Born Both: An Intersex Life, in my new hometown of Santa Fe, at the esteemed Collected Works Bookstore & Coffeehouse. http://www.collectedworksbookstore.com/event/hida-viloria-born-both-memoir

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Born Both listed as one of the Culture Essentials for March!

By Hida / March 7, 2017 /

I’m a native New Yorker, and my memoir begins in Brooklyn, so I couldn’t be more pleased and honored to be listed as one of the “Culture Essentials for March“, by the Brooklyn-based arts and culture blog Brooklyn Based. Big thanks to the article’s author Annalise Griffin, and everyone at Brooklyn Based for such a…

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Born Both Makes Bustle’s 20 Best Nonfiction Books of March List!

By Hida / March 1, 2017 /

I am absolutely thrilled to announce that my memoir Born Both: An Intersex Life (Hachette Books, March 14), has been listed by Bustle as one of the 20 best nonfiction books coming in March. Big thanks to Bustle for this inclusion! Check out the full list here, and if you haven’t already pre-ordered Born Both,…

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Advance book copies are in! <3 :) <3

By Hida / February 10, 2017 /

#BornBoth #intersex #nonbinary #Latinx #HappyHerm #memoir #intersexwriters #LGBTI

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My interview in The Human Agenda: Conversations about Sexual Orientation and Gender Identity

By Hida / February 5, 2015 /

    I am interviewed in the fantastic new book The Human Agenda: Conversations about Sexual Orientation and Gender Identity (February 5, 2015), by author and LGBTQI advocate Joe Wenke. I speak about the harmful “normalizing” non-consensual medical practices – a.k.a. Intersex Genital Mutiltion (IGM) – that intersex minors are often subjected to, the dangers of…

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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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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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Intersex: the Final Coming Out Frontier

By Hida / May 1, 2013 /

  Last week, before my okcupid-induced outing, I realized I was going to have to come out again, but not in the usual way. I’d found my date in a “girls who like girls” online search, so I obviously didn’t need to come to her as queer. But if I wanted to be able to…

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My latest Unamiguously Intersex blog post: Colbert Just Got Cooler. Also on Tumblr (http://hidaviloria.tumblr.com)

By Hida / November 5, 2012 /

Last week, Steven Colbert made fun of Republicans who complained that hurricane Sandy was  “good luck” for Obama, imitating their annoyance with, “’…Sandy?  What kind of a name is that? Are you a dude storm or a lady storm?’”  Yes folks, Steven Colbert is hip to intersex humor (intersex people, fyi, are born with sex…

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Welcome to my blog: Intersex and Out

By Hida / October 26, 2012 /

A friend of mine recently relayed that she told some friends about my intersex activism, and me, and they said, “She’s just doing that for attention, that doesn’t exist.”  Yes, intersex is to today’s two-sex system what the idea of the world being round was to the dominant earth-is-flat view: something most people couldn’t imagine–…

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