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Intersex Bodies and the Society that Shapes Them


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Morgan Carpenter is president of Organisation Intersex International (OII) Australia, a national institution. He wrote OII Australia’s submissions to Senate Inquiries on anti-discrimination legislation, and on the involuntary or coerced sterilisation of intersex people in Australia. In this lunchtime talk, he’ll introduce what intersex is, talk about its relevance to LGBT alliances, and cover key health, cultural and religious issues as they relate to intersex – and their mental health impact.

BYO lunch. Ideas provided.

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Morgan Carpenter

Morgan Carpenter is the president of OII Australia, a national intersex-led Public Benevolent Institution. Morgan migrated permanently to Australia in 2005 and has been active with OII Australia since 2009. Morgan works as an analyst for an IT company, with a social and economic policy research back... Read more


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