founder & executive director
info AT aiclegal DOT org
Anne Tamar-Mattis brings to AIC over two decades of experience in community organizing and nonprofit organizational management, primarily with the lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender and intersex (LGBTI) and youth communities. She spent six years as the Director of the LYRIC Youth Talkline, a national peer-support line for LGBTQ youth, and she was the first Program Director for San Francisco’s LGBT Community Center. In 2003 she took a brief hiatus to attend law school, graduating from the University of California, Berkeley School of Law (Boalt Hall) in 2006.
Anne’s writing has been widely published in the legal, medical, and bioethics press. Her service to the LGBTQI communities has been recognized by Equal Justice Works, Echoing Green, National Lesbian and Gay Law Association, the Pride Law Fund, Uncommon Legacy, the Sisters of Perpetual Indulgence. In 2010, Anne was honored by KQED (Northern Calif. Public Media) as an Unsung Hero. Anne has been an adjunct professor at the University of California, Berkeley School of Law (Boalt Hall) since 2008. In 2011, Anne was elected to the American Law Institute (ALI).
Anne has been an involved ally of the intersex rights movement for many years, and has a strong record of forging connections among stakeholders and with other movements. She and her partner of fifteen years, intersex activist and physician Suegee Tamar-Mattis, are the parents of two children.
communications & youth coordinator
jim AT aiclegal DOT org
Jim began his intersex advocacy work with the Intersex Society of North America (ISNA) in 1998 at the age of 21. Jim’s work with ISNA sent him across the country conducting workshops, delivering lectures, and offering his unique perspective as a survivor of a normalizing hormonal regimen and multiple cosmetic genital surgeries. In 2000, Jim was featured in the award-winning short film, XXXY. Later, Jim built a career outside of advocacy in the fields of book editing, media relations and bike messengering. Jim came to AIC in 2008 and immediately put his skills to work. Jim’s extensive social networking, blogging, and media experience helped establish AIC’s media presence.
Jim’s also built bridges overseas. He was awarded a scholarship to be the lone North American representative at the world’s 1st International Intersex Organizing Forum in Brussels, September, 2011. The historic event brought together 24 activists representing 17 intersex organizations from all continents. During this gathering Jim pioneered the creation of the Law & Intersex Task Team (LITT) composed of intersex activists from South Africa, Argentina, Australia, and Ireland.
Finally, as a former youth activist himself Jim proudly coordinates AIC’s youth advocacy project, Inter/Act.
A Louisiana native, Jim lives in Oakland, California.