Mani Bruce Mitchell

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Mani Bruce Mitchell
Date of birth 10 March 1953[1]
Place of birth Aukland, New Zealand[2]
Pronouns they/them[3]
Gender identity nonbinary[3][4]
Occupation activist, mental health counselor

Mani Bruce Mitchell is an intersex advocate. They are known as the first person in New Zealand to come out as intersex, and in 1997 founded the Intersex Trust Aotearoa New Zealand (ITANZ).[3] They also narrated the award winning intersex documentary Intersexion which has been screened around the world.

References[edit | edit source]

  1. "Mani's Story". Intersex Youth Aotearoa. Retrieved 1 May 2020.
  2. "Being intersex: 'I went from being my parents' son to a daughter'". NZ Herald. 26 April 2012. Retrieved 1 May 2020.
  3. 3.0 3.1 3.2 "Mani Bruce Mitchell". ILGA. Archived from the original on 17 July 2020. Retrieved 1 May 2020.
  4. Paletta, Daniele (26 October 2018). "ILGA meets… Mani Bruce Mitchell, intersex human rights defender". ILGA. Retrieved 1 May 2020. my sense of self consolidated, very early on, though we had no words back then I saw myself as non-binary, as queer, as intersex.
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