Intersex Educational Resources


To learn a common language that we all should be using, when talking about inters variations, here is The United Nations’ Intersex Fact Sheet.  

Learn Intersex Human Rights Issues by Reading Our UN Intersex Factsheets in 11 Asian Languages

United Nations Intersex Awareness; Free and Equal:  Intersex babies are perfect just as they are:  Please Sign Up With the United Nations If You Agree.

Intersex Youtube Channels 

  1. Intersex Stories Not Surgeries; With Pidgeon Pagonis
  2. Intersex Experiences Male? Female? Born In-Between; With Emilord
  3. InterACT
  4. Intersex born: Hans Lindahl on Youtube

Go here to watch  16 TEDx Talks on Intersex 

The Interface Project:  Twenty-One Short Video Messages from Intersex People that share: “No Body Is Shameful.” 


  1. Stories of Intersex and Faith (Our Documentary can be rented with an educational panel)
  2. Intersexion – A Feature Documentary
  3. Gender Revolution: A Journey with Katie Couric
  4. Chimera: The Twin Inside of Me
  5. Secret Intersex: Neither Boy Nor Girl (Medical Documentary) – Real Stories
  6. Ponyboi (2019) Trailer
  7. A Normal Girl (2019) – Vimeo access
  8. She’s Not a Boy (2019) – free on Youtube
  9. Letters to an Unborn Son (2018) – trailer on Vimeo

Here are links to Intersex Educational Videos:

  1. Presented by Sara Keenan…What is going on with sex and gender these days? November 17, 2019
  2. Meet The NYC Intersex Activists TicToc | June 29th, 2019 |
  3. Lianne Simon and Dr. Megan DeFranza: Intersex Christians and the Image of God
  4. Human Rights Watch and interACT Intersex Feature Video (English Subtitles)
  5. Intersexuell Online – Mein Leben zwischen den Geschlechtern (Web-Doku)
  6. Gender Bound: Lessons From the World Between By Judi Herring, M.D.
  7. Between Genders: Exploring Intersex with Hida Viloria
  8. Intersex People and the Physics of Judgment | Cecelia McDonald | TEDxBoulder
  9. Not a Girl, Not a Boy – Intersex Documentary
  10. Sally Gross, Founder, and Director of Intersex South Africa
  11. We Are Intersex Youth
  12. Pediatric Surgeon Mika Venhola on INTERSEX
  13. What it’s Like to be INTERSEX
  14. Intersexion on Vimeo
  15. Intersex persons’ human rights defenders; ilga
  16. Intersex Questions and Answers
  17. Alice Dreger: Why Have Intersex Rights Been So Hard to Secure in America?
  18. BORN BETWEEN The Nature of Intersex (20 Minute Promo)
  19. Interthoughts: Interview with Eden Atwood, Part 1
  20. Interthoughts:  Interview with Eden Atwood Part 2
  21. Intersex: the I in LGBTI I The Feed
  22. WEST AND PROUD ‘Tony Briffa, vice president of Organization Intersex International Australia’
  23. Dr. Tiger Devore, PhD – The Interface Project
  24. Growing Up Intersex Part 1
  25. Life and Intersex: An Interview with Jim Bruce and Eden Atwood of the Interface Project
  26. Lets Talk About (Inter)Sex!
  27. Intersex: Disqualified For How I Was Born
  28. ORCHIDS ORCHIDS: MY INTERSEX ADVENTURE | Women Make Movies | Trailer
  29. Out as intersex & genderqueer in Gendernauts, ’99 groundbreaking doc with Hida Vilora
  30. Intersex 20/20 Part 1 of 2 (Hida Vilora)  and Intersex 20/20 Part 2 of 2 (Genital Mutilation)
  31. A collection of videos from Hida Viloria: Hida
  32. Maya Posch on Living Intersex | River’s Diary
  33. Let’s Talk About: Klinefelter’s Syndrome, Intersex & Transgender
  34. Intersex: Disqualified For How I Was Born (The testimony of an XY Intersex women denied entry into the NAVY)
  35. Hida Viloria with Oprah Winfrey
  36. Tiger Devore with Oprah Winfrey
  37. Being and Intersex Man: With Martin Hasani Di Maggio
  38. Secret Intersex (Medical Documentary) – Real Stories
  39. Lianne Simon and Dr. Megan DeFranza: Intersex Christians and the Image of God
  40. Intersexioni: Filmografia su intersex
  41. Chimera: The Twin Inside of Me

Videos that Directly Address Genital Mutilation, and

Unnecessary Cosmetic Genital Surgeries:

  1. US: End Irreversible Genital Surgeries on Intersex Infants; InterACT
  2. Intersex Realities and the Church: The Unwelcomed, Unwanted Neighbour – by Val Hiebert
  3. Born In Between, the Challenges of Intersex Persons in Kenya
  4. Intersexuell Online – Mein Leben zwischen den Geschlechtern (Web-Doku)
  5. Discovery – Is It a Boy or a Girl ft. Tiger Devore PhD
  6. Paediatric Surgeon Mika Venhola on INTERSEX
  7. Betsy Driver – Interview Amsterdam 2014
  8. Betsy Driver – Flemington, N.J., U.S.  The Interface Project: (CAH INTERSEX and genital mutilation)
  9. Markus Bauer – Stop Intersex Genital Mutilation
  10. Tiger Devore, Ph.D. – Las Vegas, Nevada, USA – The Interface Project
  11. Tiger Devore with Oprah Winfrey
  12. Jim Ambrose – Oakland, California, USA The Interface Project  His Video: Jim Ambrose: The Interface Project
  13. Jim Lake -The Interface Project (Hypospadias)
  14. Intersex Children: Waiting to Decide on Sex Surgery?
  15. Genital Mutilation: America’s double standards
  16. Intersex Protest Forced Genital Surgery
  17. XXXY (2000)
  18. Intersex True-Hermaphrodite (Survivor)
  19. INTERSEX STORIES: Alex & Mugsie.wmv
  20. Memories of an intersex kid: the medical exam table
  21. Why Have Intersex Rights Been So Hard to Secure in America?
  22. Surgical Abuse of Intersex Child
  23. Dana interviews Mo Cortez about living life as an intersex man.

The Blogs and the Web sites of Others: 

  1. Blog:  Mx. Anunnaki Ray Gender/Intersex Activist:  Educator, Writer and Speaker 
  2. MRKH MRKH Organization, Inc.| The Missing Vagina Monologue and Beyond The Missing Vagina Monologue and Beyond
  3. AIS-DSD Blog Site
  4. Alex Antaras: I’m Intersex! Here is what that means.
  5. Lianne Simon and her Blog.
  6. Blog: Lynnell Stephani Long On Being Intersex
  7. Blog: Jim Ambrose: Impossible Hermaphrodites: Jim Ambrose
  8. Hida Viloria:  Website: Hida Viloria Intersex Writer and Activist
  9. Hida Viloria:  Tumblr Blog: Intersex and Out
  10. Tiger Devore, Ph.D.
  11. Blog: BRUJULA Intersexual (Spanish)
  12. Blog: Beyond Binary: Transgender, Intersex & Cross Cultural Experience
  13. Cary Costello, Ph.D.;  Blog: Intersex Roadshow ; Blog Trans Fusion , and Transgender Today  Cary’s Quote: “Intersex people are supposed to lie low and keep quiet. Not me. I’m not defective, I’m not disordered, I’m not ashamed. I just don’t fit in your M/F boxes. I’m intersex by birth and honest by choice.”
  14. Blog: Actually Intersex
  15. Blog: XY Suz
  16. Zoe Brain; Blog:  Notes from the T Side
  17. Intersex Day and their Facebook Page: Intersex Awareness Day
  18. Blog: Intersex: Born This Way | When Sex and Gender Don’t Interact
  19. Blog: Intersex James: The life & times of one born between sexes
  20. Blog: The Houston Intersex Society
  21. Blog: Alex Antaras: I’m Intersex! Here’s what that means.
  22. Blog: Intersexioni
  23. Website: Cr. Tony Briffa JP | Councilor, Former Mayer & Human Rights Advocate

Authors of Books and Autobiographies about Intersex: 

  1. The Spectrum of Sex (2020) by Hida Viloria and Maria Nieto
  2. XOXY (2020) by Kimberly Zieselman
  3. Intersex Identity and the Contested Self | By Sharon Preves 
  4. YOUth & I Intersex Youth Publication of Poems | From Intersex Human Rights Australia
  5. Raining Rosie: Our Story of Parenting and Intersex Child  by Stephani Lohman (Author),‎ Eric Lohman (Author),‎ Georgiann Davis (Foreword)
  6. My Georgiann Davis:  Contesting Intersex: The Dubious Diagnosis
  7. By Megan K. DeFranza; Christian Theologian Sex Difference in Christian Theology: Male, Female, and Intersex in the Image of God and their video: Lianne Simon and Dr. Megan DeFranza: Intersex Christians and the Image of God
  8. By Hida Viloria Born Both: An Intersex Life
  9. Intersex (for Lack of a Better Word) (2008) by Thea Hillman
  10. By Lianne Simons: “Confessions of a Teenage Hermaphrodite” and “A Proper Young Lady”
  11. Book Writer; Yuri Futanari:  Author of Fictional Intersex Stories (and an intersex person themselves).
  12. Book Writer; Colin Geer:  Last Weekend (About a woman with CIAS Intersex).
  13. By Wilma Swartz Two Different Worlds I’ve Lived In: The True Story of Being Intersex

Bogi Takács

(bogiperson on Twitter) maintains lists of intersex books!

📚 Books by Black intersex authors:
📚 All intersex #OwnVoices books:

Past Intersex Articles:

  1. World Report: Ending the Intersex Exception; People Born with Atypical Sex Characteristics Battle for Informed Consent
  2. 7 Major Steps People Took For Intersex Rights In 2017
  3. Pigeon Pagonis and the Fight for Intersex Rights.
  4. What we wish our parents knew; By InterACT Youth 
  5. NGO Report: Intersex Genital Mutilations Human Rights Violations
  6. Five Myths that Hurt Intersex People By Cary G. Costello Ph.D.
  7. FALLING IN BETWEEN: INSIDE THE LIVES OF INTERSEX WOMEN What happens when you’re born with the genes of one gender and the body of the other — or somewhere in the middle? It’s complicated.
  8. Understanding the “I”, in LGBTI By Azmina Dhrodia, Researcher/Adviser Gender, Gender, Sexuality and Identity
  9. 7 Ways Adding ‘I’ to the LGBTQA+ Acronym Can Miss the Point June 29, 2016 by Pidgeon Pagonis
  10. Intersex Stories and Statistics From Australia
  11. Evidence regarding cosmetic and medically unnecessary surgery on infants
  12. A Conspiracy of Deceit: Alice Dreger, ISNA, the invention of DSD and Dix Poppas of Cornell who cuts up intersex babies’ clitorises
  13. German proposals for a “third gender” on birth certificates miss the mark By Morgan on 20 August 2013
  14. Third International Intersex Forum 2013
  15. The Marks On Our Bodies
  16. Statement by Leslie Jaye, OII-UK 5 November 2015 Leslie Jaye of OII-UK made this personal reflection for Intersex Awareness Day, 2015.
  17. Tony Briffa speaks at the Darwin Outgames Human Rights Forum
  18. Intersex Bodies and the Society That Shapes Them By Morgan Carpenter
  19. What does it mean to be young and intersex today? TextDominique Sisley IllustrationPenny Chan
  20. Op-ed: Intersex, the Final Coming-Out Frontier By Hida Viloria
  21. We’re Here, We’re Herms, Get Used to It! By Hida Viloria
  22. At 12 I grew a beard and had a period. By Alec Butler and Mi vida como intersexual: “A los 12 años tenía barba y la menstruación”
  23. Manufacturing Comfort By Jim Ambrose
  24. Being Intersex — More Than a Diagnosis By Catherine Graffam

Articles in 2018: #WontBeErased:

  1. The Guardian: ‘Erasure of an entire group’: intersex people fear Trump anti-trans memo Their lives would be at odds with the scientifically erroneous definitions of sex and gender that Trump is pursuing. By Sam Levin
  2. Sociologists for Trans Justice Denounces Trump Administration’s Proposed Redefinition of Sex and Gender: TransJusticeSyllabus created by Sociologists for Trans Justice (S4TJ)
  3. Intersex People #WontBeErased, Either October 26, 2018, by Georgiann Davis
  4. What is Intersex Awareness Day and why does it matter more than ever in the age of Trump? Ella Braidwood 26th October 2018, 10:31 AM
  5. Intersex People #WontBeErased, Support Their Trans Friends Advocates for intersex people speak out against the gender binary the Trump administration is seeking to impose. BY HARPER JEAN TOBIN, SAM AMES, AND KIMBERLY ZIESELMAN OCTOBER 26 2018 3:02 PM EDT 
  6. Saturday, October 27, 2018, 14:49 by Thomson Reuters Foundation Intersex babies caught in surgery battle over medical risks, ethical rights
  7. Trump set to abolish intersex people Published on October 23, 2018October 23, 2018 in Cary Costello/Health/Politics by Dr. Cary Gabriel Costello
  8. Why Sex Is Not Binary The complexity is more than cultural. It’s biological, too. By Anne Fausto-Sterling Dr. Fausto-Sterling is a professor of biology and gender studies.

Intersex Birth Certificates

  1. I am Proudly the First in Colorado to get an Intersex Birth Certificate
  2. The Guardian: First US person to have ‘intersex’ on birth certificate: ‘There’s power in knowing who you are’ By Sam Levin, Wed 11 Jan 2017 05.00 EST
  3. I Have An Intersex Birth Certificate. By Hida Viloria, JUNE 21, 2017
  4. These Human Rights Organizations and many more say it is time to Stop IGM.

PDF Printouts for Parents of Intersex Children:

  1. Your Beautiful Child: Information for Parents From: Oii USA
  2. Oii-Australia: Parenting
  3. United Nations’ Intersex Fact Sheet PDF
  4. What we wish our parents knew; By InterACT Youth 


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