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French Parliament Votes On New Gender Recognition Law

French Parliament Votes On New Gender Recognition Law

French parliament votes to introduce legal gender recognition procedure free from sterilisation and medicalisation In France, The National Assembly met in a plenary session on Wednesday 12 October to debate and vote on the 21st century justice law (La loi sur la justice au XX1eme siècle), which included provisions relating to legal gender recognition. Under […]

Ecoutez-les: Four French trans people on law proposal for legal gender recognition

Ecoutez-les: Four French trans people on law proposal for legal gender recognition

In France, in 2016, to get one’s gender marker and first name changed, a trans person needs to go to court, and often comply with abusive requirements: psychiatric diagnosis, forced sterilization, medical treatments, etc. On 20th September, ILGA Europe launched a video on legal gender recognition, and about the vote on the law on Justice […]

PrEP To Be Available In France From 2016

PrEP To Be Available In France From 2016

Last Monday 23 November, the French Minister of Health, Marisol Touraine, announced that PrEP (Pre-exposure Prophylaxis) will be available in France from 2016. France will become only the second country, after the USA, to authorise access to PrEP. The treatment will be covered by social security.

French Gay Blood Ban To Be Lifted, With Conditions

French Gay Blood Ban To Be Lifted, With Conditions

The French Minister for Health, Marisol Touraine, announced yesterday (4 November) that there is to be a change in the conditions of giving blood for gay blood donors. This is the fulfilment of a promise made by French President Franςois Hollande during his presidential campaign.

France: Court Finally Recognises Third Gender

France: Court Finally Recognises Third Gender

A ruling by the French courts on August 20th now means that a 64-year-0ld individual, who had both male and female genitalia, can use the term ‘neutral gender’ on official documents, according to Vice-Prosecutor of Tours, Joel Patard.  This is the first time that the French courts have  acknowledged a third gender, when the individual […]

Nicolas Sarkozy: Will Repeal Same-sex Marriage If Re-elected

Nicolas Sarkozy: Will Repeal Same-sex Marriage If Re-elected

Nicolas Sarkozy, who is known for his divisiveness throughout his political career, has now said he will repeal the law on same-sex marriage in France if he is re-elected as President. In a turnaround which shocked both his allies and some senior party members, the beleagured former President has gone against his previous liberal stance […]

Review & Trailer: Two Days, One Night

Review & Trailer: Two Days, One Night

Scott De Buitléir reviews this Franco-Belgian drama, starring the powerful Marion Cotillard Directors: Jean-Pierre Dardenne, Luc Dardenne Cast: Marion Cotillard, Fabrizio Rongione, Pili Groyne Having suffered a breakdown that has seen her take time off from her job, Sandra intends to return to work at a solar panel plant. There is a problem, however; her […]