28th May 2022, online: Book launch „Inter*Pride – Perspectives from a worldwide human rights movement“

For several years, the editors‘ collective Luan Pertl, Tinou Ponzer and Paul Haller have worked on the anthology „Inter*Pride – Perspectives from a worldwide human rights movement“, which contains many interviews, texts and narratives from intersex people and their allies about experiences and knowledge from different countries on the topic of intersex and (human rights) activism, empowerment and pride.

This international online event will be hosted by the editors‘ collective who will present the book and will also bring several authors and interview partners together to talk about their contributions – and of course to celebrate this precious release with everybody!

The event will start on 28th May 2022 at 02:00 PM (CEST) Amsterdam, Berlin, Rom, Stockholm, Wien

The event will be held via zoom. There is no need to register in advance, just join the event via this link:

Meeting-ID: 812 9312 0835

The book is a project of VIMÖ/OII-Austria www.vimoe.at, Plattform Intersex Österreich www.platform-intersex.at and HOSI Salzburg https://hosi.or.at/.

The printed book is published in German via w_orten & meer (but it is planned to publish an English version in the future). Here you can find the book on the publisher’s website, where you can also order it: https://wortenundmeer.net/product/interpride

We want to thank our donors, who made this project possible, especially: LUSH Charity Pot Austria, Dreilinden gGmbh, HOSI Salzburg, VIMÖ, Homosexuelle Selbsthilfe e.V. and all the private persons.

From the description:

Intersex activists around the world are campaigning for the rights, visibility and self-determination of intersex people. The anthology „Inter*Pride“ provides insights into this young international human rights movement, which has been forming since the 1990s, its activism and its approaches.

How does intersex activism take shape in different regions of the world? And what does „Pride“ mean for intersex people, whose experiences are often marked by shaming, violence, and norming? This book attempts to find diverse and sometimes creative answers to these questions, combining expert and activist texts, interviews, and biographical and artistic contributions from authors and interviewees from Argentina, Australia, Germany, Great Britain, Croatia, Mexico, the Netherlands, Nigeria, Austria, Sweden, Switzerland, Taiwan, and the USA, among others.

Inter*Pride is the editoring collective’s response to the shaming, norming, and violence that intersex people experience every day around the world.

About the editors:

Luan Pertl is Training and Education Officer at OII Europe, Chairperson of VIMÖ Vienna (VIMÖ Wien) and a member of Platform Intersex Austria (Plattform Intersex Österreich), activist since youth and in the LGBTI community of Vienna since 16 years. Luan Pertl has also worked at the former Rosa Lila Villa and for the association Queerbase.

Tinou Ponzer is an intersex activist, Vice-Chairperson of VIMÖ/OII Austria and works for VIMÖ Vienna (VIMÖ Wien). Tinou Ponzer provides peer counseling and educational services at the counseling center VAR.GES, is a member of Platform Intersex Austria (Plattform Intersex Österreich) and is also trained in the pedagogical and health fields, active in the awareness collective AwA_stern and an occasional musician.

Paul Haller is a social worker, sex educator, specialist in prevention and intervention of sexualized violence against children and adolescents and has a degree in Development Studies. Paul Haller is a founding member of Plattform Intersex Austria, former managing direcotr of HOSI Salzburg (2016-2022) and Policy Advisor on LGBTIQ* issues in the Austrian Parliament (currently on sabbatical).

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