Intersex Human Rights Australia (formerly OII Australia)

Intersex Human Rights Australia is a national body by and for people with intersex variations.

Intersex Human Rights Australia (IHRA) is a national body by and for people with intersex variations. We promote the human rights, self-determination and bodily autonomy of intersex people in Australia. We develop policy, and provide peer support, information and education. Our goals are to help create a society where our bodies are not stigmatised, and where our rights as people are recognised. IHRA successfully advocated for the precedent-setting recognition of intersex people in Australia’s 2013 anti-discrimination law, and a Senate inquiry into involuntary or coerced sterilisation.

The Androgen Insensitivity Syndrome Support Group Australia (AISSGA) was established in 1985 and has historically been more focused on peer support. AISSGA’s aims include: connecting intersex people and families to share knowledge and experiences; educating the public to reduce stigma; encouraging development of appropriate medical pathways and psychological support for intersex people; encouraging meaningful research into intersex and providing community consultation; advocating for protection of the human rights of intersex people; and fostering wellbeing and pride in the intersex community. IHRA and AISSGA have participated in joint awareness raising actions and established a monthly social evening to help develop community and provide peer and family support services. They are now working to build a collaborative project between IHRA, AISSGA and the National LGBTI Health Alliance to ensure the development and sustainability of a peer support framework, and to grow the development of a professional support network.

Intersex Day Project

The Intersex Day Project promotes human rights actions for Intersex Awareness Day (26 October) and Intersex Day of Solidarity (8 November), and also documents and shares the histories of the intersex movement.

The Intersex Day Project promotes human rights actions for Intersex Awareness Day (26 October) and Intersex Day of Solidarity (8 November), and also documents and shares the histories of the intersex movement. The Intersex Day Project is bilingual, and it was established in 2015 by Morgan Carpenter (Australia), with support from Laura Inter (Mexico). The project gratefully acknowledge the important contribution of Betsy Driver and Emi Koyama (US) in founding Intersex Awareness Day in 2004, and honours the vital contribution of Morgan Holmes, Max Beck and friends, who took part in the event, in Boston in 1996, that is marked by Intersex Awareness Day.

AIS Support Group Australia Inc.

AIS Support Group Australia was established with support from the Royal Children’s Hospital Melbourne in 1985 and remains an autonomous intersex-led organization.

AIS Support Group Australia was established with support from the Royal Children’s Hospital Melbourne in 1985 and remains an autonomous intersex-led organization. AISSGA’s core aims include: connecting intersex people and families to share knowledge and experiences; educating the public to reduce stigma; encouraging development of appropriate medical pathways and psychological support for intersex people; encouraging meaningful research into intersex and providing community consultation; advocating for protection of the human rights of intersex people; and fostering wellbeing and pride in the intersex community.