List of intersex people
Intersex people are born with sex characteristics, such as genitals, gonads and chromosome patterns that, according to the UN Office of the High Commissioner for Human Rights, "do not fit the typical definitions for male or female bodies".
Intersex people have many different sex assignments and gender identities, and so there is no presumption that people on this list have any particular sex assigned at birth, nor any particular gender identity.
This list consists of well-known intersex people. The individual listings note the subject's main occupation or source of notability.
Notable intersex people
- Jim Ambrose, U.S. intersex activist, (co)founded interACT. and The Interface Project, appears alongside Tiger Devore in the short film XXXY (2000).
- Carlett Brown Angianlee, Naval officer, considered likely to be the first African American to undergo SRS.
- Aaron Apps, U.S. poet, author, winner of the 2014 Sawtooth Poetry Prize for the book Dear Herculine and essayist in the 2014 edition of Best American Essays.
- Eden Atwood, U.S. jazz musician, actor, and an advocate for the civil rights of people born with intersex traits.
- Kitty Anderson, Icelandic intersex activist, co-chair of OII Europe.
- Karl M. Baer (1885-1956), German-Israeli author, social worker, suffragette and Zionist.
- Herculine Barbin—the 19th century memoirs of this French intersex person were published by Michel Foucault in 1980. Barbin's birthday, November 8, is now observed as Intersex Day of Remembrance.
- Lisset Barcellos, filmmaker and director of the 2005 drama film Both.
- Janik Bastien-Charlebois, Quebecois sociologist, researcher and activist.
- Max Beck, U.S. activist and participant in the demonstration on October 26, 1996, that led to the establishment of Intersex Awareness Day.
- Maddie Blaustein, American voice actor and comic creator known for her roles as Meowth in Pokémon and E-123 Omega in the Sonic the Hedgehog series, content creator for Second Life.
- Tony Briffa, Australian intersex and human rights activist; world's first out intersex Mayor and first publicly elected out intersex person. Current co-executive director of Intersex Human Rights Australia, and Vice-President and former President of the Androgen Insensitivity Syndrome Support Group Australia.
- Mauro Cabral, Argentinian intersex activist, writer, Co-director of GATE
- Lady Colin Campbell, British aristocrat and author of Guide to Being a Modern Lady.
- Morgan Carpenter, Australian intersex activist and co-executive director of Intersex Human Rights Australia.
- Eleno de Céspedes (in Spanish), a 16th-century intersex person in Spain.
- Cheryl Chase, also known as Bo Laurent, U.S. intersex activist and founder of the Intersex Society of North America.
- Hiker Chiu, founder of Oii-Chinese.
- Alessandro Comeni, Italian intersex activist, co-founder of Intersexioni and honorary president of Associazione Radicale Certi Diritti. Founder and member of OII Europe.
- Katherine Connella, U.S. actress and writer.
- Caroline Cossey, English model.
- Cary Gabriel Costello, U.S. associate professor of sociology and advocate for transgender and intersex rights.
- Lisa Lee Dark, Welsh opera singer and voice actress.
- Georgiann Davis, U.S. sociology scholar and researcher on intersex issues.
- Vaginal Davis, U.S. genderqueer performing artist, painter, composer and writer.
- Tiger Devore, U.S. clinical psychologist, educator on intersex issues since 1984, appears in the short film XXXY (2000).
- Foekje Dillema (1926-2007), Dutch track and field athlete.
- Lili Elbe (1882-1931), Danish transgender and intersex woman, one of the earliest transgender women to receive sex reassignment surgery.
- Florian-Ayala Fauna, an American artist, musician, and music producer.
- Favorinus of Arelate (c. 80 – c. 160 AD), a Roman sophist and philosopher who flourished during the reign of Hadrian.
- Fernanda Fernández (1755-unknown), Spanish intersex person.
- Sir Ewan Forbes (1912-1991), UK noble, formerly Elizabeth Forbes-Sempill and 11th Baronet of Craigievar.
- River Gallo is an American filmmaker, actor and intersex activist. River is also the creator Ponyboi. Ponyboi is the first motion picture created by and featuring an intersex person. This movie is scheduled to screen in late 2018. http://www.ponyboithefilm.com
- Dan Christian Ghattas, German activist, historian and author of Human Rights between the Sexes, a first international comparative study of the human rights of intersex people and executive director of OII Europe.
- Gottlieb Göttlich (1798-unknown), German medical subject.
- Sarah Graham, activist, addiction counsellor and UK "national LGBT treasure".
- Holly Greenberry, British intersex activist, co-Founder and director of Intersex UK.
- Sarah Gronert, German tennis player
- Sally Gross (1953-2014), South African intersex, anti-apartheid and Israel/Palestine human rights activist; secured first mention of intersex in anti-discrimination law.
- Thomas(ine) Hall, a person of indeterminate gender in 17th-century colonial Virginia.
- Bonnie Hart, Australian multi-disciplinary artist and president of the Androgen Insensitivity Syndrome Support Group Australia.
- Phoebe Hart, Australian filmmaker and director of Orchids, My Intersex Adventure, a 2010 auto-biographical documentary.
- Jordan Haisley, U.S. computer security expert, formerly of the Internet Storm Center, LGBT & intersex activist.  
- Thea Hillman, U.S. writer and activist, author of Intersex: For Lack of a Better Word.
- Curtis Hinkle, U.S. activist and founder of Organisation Intersex International.
- Morgan Holmes, Canadian activist, professor of sociology and author of several books on intersex including Critical Intersex.
- Kimber James, former U.S. pornographic actor and escort.
- Natasha Jiménez, Costa Rican and Latin American intersex and trans activist.
- Julius Kaggwa, award-winning Ugandan activist.
- John Kenley, pioneering U.S. theatrical producer
- Ewa Kłobukowska, Polish sprinter.
- Shon Klose, Australian musician and activist.
- Emi Koyama, U.S. activist on trans, intersex, disability and sex work issues, founder of the Intersex Initiative, and a co-founder of Intersex Awareness Day.
- Ins A Kromminga, German visual artist and intersex activist, Board Member and Founder of OII Europe.
- Lê Văn Duyệt, Nguyen Dynasty general and high-ranking mandarin in Vietnam.
- Esther Morris Leidolf, U.S. activist and founder of MRKH Organization, and author of The Missing Vagina Monologue.
- Small Luk, intersex activist living in Hong Kong, founder of Beyond the Boundary – Knowing and Concerns Intersex
- Gopi Shankar Madurai, Indian, founder of Srishti Madurai, Youngest candidate in the Tamil Nadu Legislative Assembly election, 2016 and also the first openly Intersex & Genderqueer person to do so. Ex-Hindu Monk.
- Alex MacFarlane, first known holder of an Australian passport with an 'X' sex descriptor.
- Mx. Anunnaki Ray Marquez, intersex activist, writer, educator and speaker. Founder and president of The Anunnaki Foundation, and partner with Megan K. Defranza Ph.D., in the documentary Intersex & Faith.
- Maria José Martínez-Patiño, a Spanish hurdler who was dismissed from competition in 1986 for failing a sex test.
- Santiago Mbanda Lima, the first publicly-visible intersex activist in Portugal.
- Sheena Metal, U.S. talk-show host.
- Mani Mitchell, New Zealand intersex activist, researcher/presenter of the movie Intersexion.
- Nthabiseng Mokoena, South African intersex activist.
- Iain Morland, British author and music technologist.
- Tebogo Nkoana, South African activist, director of Transgender and Intersex Africa
- Pol Naidenov, Bulgarian intersex activist, Member and Founder of OII Europe.
- A.J. Odasso, U.S. poet and educator, Senior Poetry Editor at Strange Horizons magazine, the first of whose poetry collections, Lost Books, was nominated for the 2010 London New Poetry Award and was a finalist for the 2010/2011 People's Book Prize. Odasso was also shortlisted for the 2017 Sexton Prize, interviewed for a Hornet feature on Intersex Awareness Day 2017, and joined Hida Viloria as co-editor of IQ Quarterly in November 2017.
- Hanne Gaby Odiele, Belgian model
- Pidgeon Pagonis, U.S. intersex artist and activist, nominated as a 2015 Whitehouse LGBT Champion of Change.
- Dee Palmer, formerly David Palmer, English composer and keyboardist, best known for membership in Jethro Tull.
- Pinki Pramanik, Indian track athlete.
- Michaela Raab, Germany, successfully took University of Erlangen-Nuremberg to court over non-consensual medical treatment in 2015.
- Kristian Ranđelović, Serbian and Balkan intersex and transgender activist.
- Dora Ratjen (1918-2008), German athlete.
- Jemma Redmond (1978-2016), Irish biotechnologist and innovator.
- Veronique Renard, Dutch author and visual artist.
- Eliana Rubashkyn, Colombian, New Zealand pharmacist, activist and gender refugee.
- Apostle Darlan Rukih Moses, African gospel musician
- Dalea Rundblad, U.S. musician and activist
- Sa Bangji, Korean intersex person.
- Erik Schinegger, alpine skier.
- Scout Schultz, a student at the Georgia Institute of Technology, Georgia, USA, who was shot dead by police on September 16, 2017.
- Caster Semenya, 800 m Olympic gold medalist
- Edinanci Silva, Brazilian judoka and gold medalist in the woman's half-heavyweight division at the Pan-American games.
- Dawn Langley Simmons (1937 or 1922 to 2000), English author and biographer.
- Jim Sinclair, autism rights activist.
- Georgina Somerset (née Turtle) (1923-2013), first openly intersex person in the UK; active in the media from the mid-1960s.
- Santhi Soundarajan, Indian athlete.
- Levi Suydam, 19th century U.S. intersex person.
- Dawn Vago, British intersex activist and musician.
- Miriam van der Have, Dutch activist, co-chair of OII Europe and director of Nederlands Netwerk intersekse/DSD.
- Hida Viloria, American queer, gender-fluid intersex writer, activist, and author of Born Both: An Intersex Life (Hachette Books). Viloria is founding director of Intersex Campaign for Equality. Viloria also appears in the films Gendernauts and Intersexion.
- Del LaGrace Volcano, U.S./Sweden, visual artist and speaker on queer and intersex issues (e.g. the Critical Sexology Seminars, London).
- Christiane Völling, Germany, thought to be the first person to successfully sue in a case of medical treatment without consent.
- Stanisława Walasiewicz, also known as Stella Walsh, a Polish Olympic athlete and medal winner in the 1930s.
- Sean Saifa Wall, African American intersex and anti-racist activist.
- Gigi Raven Wilbur, U.S. bisexuality rights activist.
- Gina Wilson, activist and founder president of Intersex Human Rights Australia.
- Reuben Zellman, U.S. intersex and transgender rabbi and musician
- Kimberly Zieselman, U.S. advocate, attorney, and executive director of interACT.
- Dana Zzyym, U.S. non-binary intersex activist and Associate Director of Intersex Campaign for Equality. Zzyym is suing the US State Department for a gender-neutral passport in Zzyym v. Pompeo.
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