CMH Bioethics: Legal Issues Facing Transgender Youth
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Kimberly Zieselman, JD, is an intersex woman, lawyer, and the Executive Director of interACT: advocates for intersex youth, and has more than twenty years of experience in advocacy and nonprofit management. She served as a policy analyst for the Massachusetts Joint House and Senate Committee on Health Care, and worked in Government Relations and Advocacy for a variety healthcare related nonprofits including Boston Children’s Hospital. While at Children’s, Kimberly advocated for children’s health issues and lead the hospital’s first strategy-driven government fundraising campaign and earning the National Association of Children’s Hospital’s Legislative Advocacy Award. From 2009 through 2015 Kimberly served on the board of the AIS-DSD Support Group, the US largest intersex support group. In 2015 Kimberly participated as the sole U.S. intersex representative to an expert intersex meeting convened by the United Nations Office of the High Commissioner on Human Rights in Geneva and has subsequently consulted on the UN Free & Equal Campaign’s Intersex Rights Campaign. Kimberly was a 2015-2016 Arcus Foundation Leadership Fellow and in 2016 was accepted as a member of the US Human Rights Network’s International Mechanisms Coordinating Committee.