Hiker Chiu (he/her)
Hiker Chiu is a pioneer of the intersex human rights movement in the Asian region from Taiwan who founded OII-Chinese, the first human rights advocacy organization and information platform for Chinese-speaking intersex people since 2008. Hiker Chiu was the first intersex person to come out in Taiwan publicly, initiating the “Global Free Hugs with Intersex Movement” in 2010. Since 2013, Hiker has devoted themself to building intersex connections in Asia and founded the Intersex Asia community on Facebook, which was the foundation of Intersex Asia. Hiker was also the first intersex person elected as co-chair of ILGA Asia in 2015. In 2018, the intersex community selected Hiker to be the first Co-chair of Intersex Asia – the first and only regional network of intersex organizations in Asia. Currently, Hiker serves as the Chair and Executive Director for Intersex Asia.