Valentino Vecchietti’s intersex columns are now freely available

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By making space for my intersex column, DIVA magazine, created regular monthly intersex representation BY VALENTINO VECCHIETTI This year, on Intersex Awareness Day, DIVA magazine is beginning the process of making my intersex columns freely available. These links will take you to my May, June, and July 2021 Columns. Back in January 2019, a little piece [….]

The fight for equality

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“We do not have equality until we all have equality” BY VALENTINO VECCHIETTI I am very happy for the lesbian, gay, bisexual and trans communities who celebrated inclusion in the 2021 Census this year, and I shared their excitement and anticipation for how this would lead to increased funding and support for LGBT communities across [….]

The power of protest

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“The UK has a strong history of protest; it is a very British thing to do” BY VALENTINO VECCHIETTI, IMAGE BY DEREK BREMNER I was deeply saddened to see the removals and arrests made at the peaceful vigil for Sarah Everard, after her murder. There is something very wrong if women in the UK are [….]

OPINION: Being an intersex lesbian

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Diana James on the impact that fear and misunderstanding can have on the intersex community BY DIANA JAMES For many intersex lesbians, on entering a lesbian space physically or online, you take a deep breath, your heart beats faster, but what you are feeling is not excitement it is fear. The toxic “debate” around gender, [….]

SCREEN: Ponyboi is the first narrative intersex film

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 To celebrate Pride, the intersex movie that made history is available for free online  BY SOPHIE GRIFFITHS Ponyboi is the world’s first narrative film to be created by and starring an out intersex artist in cinema history.  The 20 minute film follows Ponyboi, an intersex sex worker, looking for love and a way out of his seedy [….]

10 ways to be a great intersex ally

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Some easy ways to elevate the I in LGBTQI BY CARRIE LYELL, IMAGE VIA INSTAGRAM We asked intersex activists Valentino Vecchietti and Holly Greenberry for their tips on how to be a great ally for the intersex community. Here’s what they told us.  1. Support and engage with intersex organisations like IntersexUK by offering your [….]

Intersex representation on TV: Did Call The Midwife get it right?

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DIVA columnist Valentino Vecchietti responds to episode five of the BBC drama BY VALENTINO VECCHIETTI A ripple of panic went through the intersex community when we heard that there was going to be an intersex character featured in tonight’s (10 February 2019) episode of Call The Midwife.   Internationally, intersex people messaged back and forth [….]