About me

I'm Hans, a 20-something queer intersex cartoonist located in San Francisco. For the past several years I've been a member of interACT Youth, the nation's first youth-led intersex media advocacy group. I currently serve as the organization’s Communications Director. Our staff and Youth advocates speak out on intersex issues, particularly elective surgery pushed on intersex infants by the medical industry. I've spoken to doctors, politicians, journalists, and educators about intersex experiences, and have led the national conversation on intersex issues through advocacy for state-level policies.

 

Speaking Engagements

  • Intersex-inclusive sex education lecture for San Francisco Unified School District (February 2019)

  • Intersex patient perspectives in medicine panel moderator for UCSF’s Annual LGBTQIA+ Health Forum (February 2019)

  • Announcement of California’s Senate Bill 201 with Senator Scott Wiener (February 2019)

  • On Intersex: A Panel Discussion in Chicago with YA author I.W. Gregorio (July 2018)

  • Sex differences and medical history lecture for Stanford's Queer Health Perspectives class (April 2018)

  • Testimony for SCR-110 with San Francisco senator Scott Wiener, supporting delaying cosmetic infant genital surgeries until age of consent (April 2018)

  • Nonbinary, Trans, and Intersex Perspectives in Autobiography panel at Queer Comics Expo (July 2017)

  • Intersex 101 and human rights update for Stanford's Queer Health Perspectives class (May 2017)

  • Testimony supporting SB-420 in Nevada, a bill protecting intersex kids from non-consensual surgeries (April 2017)

  • Encouraging a policy statement on intersex kids at the American Academy of Pediatrics LGBT board meeting (October 2016)

  • PechaKucha talk, "XY Chromosomes and the Women Who Have Them" (March 2015)

 

MY WRITING

 

MEDIA FEATUREs