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Jan 23, 2017

Model Hanne Gaby Odiele told USA Today she is intersex, one of the first high-profile intersex people to share their stories.


In an exclusive interview, Odiele, 29, said "it is very important to me in my life right now to break the taboo."


The model, who is from Kortrijk, Belgium, said it should be acceptable to talk about such an issue in 2017.

Intersex individuals are born with sex characteristics such as genitals or chromosomes that do not fit the typical definitions of male or female. Odiele decided to make the disclosure to raise awareness about the importance of human rights protection for intersex youth, who are often subjected to harmful and unneeded medical procedures.



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Ol' Charlie, she's GORGEOUS!  *DROOL*

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