Tony Briffa (she/her/they/them) is an Executive Director of Intersex Human Rights Australia and Vice President of Intersex Peer Support Australia. She is also the Chair of the ILGA World Intersex Committee. Tony has been a public intersex activist for over 20 years and worked internationally for most of that time. Tony is also a former Mayor in Melbourne, Australia, and a current third term elected city Councillor.
Tony has Androgen Insensitivity Syndrome which was identified at birth. Tony was subjected to non-consensual and deferrable surgical and hormonal interventions by doctors at the Royal Children’s Hospital in Melbourne when she was an infant and child, in addition to being lied to as an adult by her treating Endocrinologist at the Royal Melbourne Hospital. Tony is a strong advocate on the human rights of children with intersex variations and believes non-consensual surgeries and hormone treatment on children that are deferrable should be held off until the child can decide for themselves what they want for their own bodies.
Tony is also one of the authors of key international intersex statements such as the Darlington Statement (2017) and the Malta Declaration (2013).”