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David Iris Cameron, San Francisco

October 9, 2012

David Iris Cameron is an intersex activist living in San Francisco.

“David Iris Cameron is a person with XXY sex chromosomes who has written about his experience in Hermaphrodites with AttitudeChrysalis, and Alice Dreger’s book Intersex In the Age of Ethics. As an adult, David was hormonally masculinized by testosterone therapy without his “informed” consent. David served as an appointed member to the San Francisco Human Rights Commission LGBT Advisory Committee and was a member of their Intersex Task Force. This Task Force was the first governmental organization in the U.S. to organize a public hearing on intersex treatments that involve gender assignments. After the historic hearing in May ’04, the Task Force developed the Intersex Report, with findings and recommendations, and was adopted by the Human Rights Commission in May ’05. David is further advocating for intersex people and taking our issues to the California legislature in hopes of enacting some of the recommendations of the report. He lives in San Francisco with his domestic partner, Peter, whom he met in 1978.” — Intersex Society of North America