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Intersex Rights and Advocacy: A conversation with Wasserstein Fellow Alesdair Ittleson, Legal Director of interACT: Advocates for Intersex Youth

October 20 @ 12:00 pm - 1:00 pm

Join OPIA to learn from Alesdair Ittleson, Director of Law & Policy at interACT: Advocates for Intersex Youth. Alesdair will discuss his work to protect the rights of those born with variations in their sex characteristics and his advocacy to expand common understandings of health, biology, and gender. Alesdair will also offer insights into how to navigate public interest spheres as a disabled gender variant person.

Alesdair’s work on LGBTQI issues includes the first case challenging “conversion therapy” as consumer fraud, representation of transgender youth in educational and institutional settings throughout the Deep South, the first public case on behalf of an intersex person subjected to medically unnecessary “genital normalizing” surgery in infancy, and the first successful piece of legislation in U.S. history to name the harms of non-consensual medical interventions on intersex people.

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Please note that the views expressed by the speaker(s) are their own.

The Wasserstein Public Interest Fellows Program brings outstanding public interest attorneys to Harvard Law School to counsel students about public service. The program recognizes exemplary lawyers who have distinguished themselves in public interest work and who can advise students who are considering similar career paths. All students are welcome and encouraged to learn more and meet one on one with our Wasserstein Fellows.

If you’re a student at another Harvard-affiliated school and would like to attend this event, contact OPIA directly to register.

Persons with disabilities who wish to request accommodations or who have questions about access, please contact OPIA in advance of the session.


October 20
12:00 pm - 1:00 pm
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Bernard Koteen Office of Public Interest Advising