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Hiker Chiu - Astraea Lesbian Foundation For Justice

Hiker Chiu


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Hiker Chiu

Hiker Chiu is a senior Asian intersex activist, a Ph.D. candidate of the Graduate school of Human Sexuality Shu-Te University who is currently based in Taiwan. S/he is the Co-chair of Intersex Asia -a regional network of intersex organizations. Hiker is a pioneer of the intersex human rights movement in the Asian region. S/he founded OII-Chinese in 2008. OII -Chinese is the platform for Chinese-speaking intersex people to get information, awareness, connection and peer support, and an intersex human rights advocacy organization. Hiker Chiu was the first person to come out as intersex in Taiwan, initiating the "Global Free Hugs with Intersex Movement" in the 8th Taipei Pride Parade 2010. The only Asian delegate in the first and second World Intersex Forums held by ILGA, and the UNHRC expert meeting on human rights of intersex persons. Hiker is devoted to building intersex connections in Asia. S/he has been an active voice in international organizations and has engaged with the global intersex human rights movement. Currently, s/he serves as a member of the advisory board of the Intersex Human Rights Fund at Astraea Foundation for Lesbian Justice.