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 [….]

We need more intersex visibility

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Valentino Vecchietti explains why the first intersex section at Pride In London is so important BY VALENTINO VECCHIETTI Think the “I” in LGBTI stands for inquisitive? Think again. As an intersex activist, I regularly attend events, and give speeches to raise awareness, most recently at Tate Britain for Queer And Now. Through my experience of [….]