Morgan Carpenter is an advocate and consultant on bodily diversity issues, and a social policy researcher.
Morgan is founder of an international Intersex Day project, a co-executive director of national intersex organisation OII Australia and a consultant to Global Action for Trans Equality (GATE). Current projects include roles as a member of a drafting committee for an update to the Yogyakarta Principles, and as an advisor to the first international Intersex Human Rights Fund, managed by the Astraea Lesbian Foundation for Justice.
Morgan has played an active role in systemic advocacy on federal anti-discrimination legislation and a Senate committee inquiry into involuntary or coerced sterilisation. Morgan participated in the first intersex expert meeting held by the UN in 2015, and has moderated a presentation on intersex to the UN Committee on the Rights of Persons with Disabilities. He has advised multiple UN agencies, the Asia Pacific Forum of National Human Rights Institutions, a Council of Europe inquiry, and the UN Special Rapporteur on health. While opposing the pathologisation of intersex traits as “DSDs”, Morgan has also formally reviewed a “DSD Genetics” research website funded by the National Health and Medical Research Council.
Morgan has qualifications from Coventry and Dublin City University, and a Masters in IT from the University of Technology, Sydney. He expects to complete a Master of Bioethics program at Sydney Health Ethics, at the University of Sydney Medical School, before the end of 2017.