Tag Archive | Intersex

Germany: Parliament approves ‘third gender’ option

Germany: Parliament approves ‘third gender’ option

(Reuters) – The German parliament has approved a third gender option on official documents for ‘intersex’ people, who do not identify as either male or female, and may be born with untypical sexual anatomy. The German government in August voted to introduce the third category of ‘various’, alongside male and female, on birth certificates and […]

Swiss Senate votes to improve protection on grounds of sexual orientation but not gender identity

Swiss Senate votes to improve protection on grounds of sexual orientation but not gender identity

On 28 November 2018, the Senate of Switzerland voted to criminalise hate speech and discrimination on grounds of sexual orientation, but refused to do the same for grounds of gender identity. ILGA-Europe welcomes the extension of protections against hate speech and discrimination based on sexual orientation – this is an important step forward for lesbian, […]

Australia: LGBT+ ‘vilified’ as PM rules out gender-neutral passports – campaigners

Australia: LGBT+ ‘vilified’ as PM rules out gender-neutral passports – campaigners

Transgender and intersex people in Australia are being increasingly vilified by the government, LGBT+ campaigners said on Friday, after the prime minister called gender-neutral passports “nonsense” and ruled out their introduction. Prime Minister, Scott Morrison, criticised a draft proposal by the opposition Labor Party to debate the removal of gender markers from passports and birth […]

US: Judge rules in favour of Colorado intersex veteran denied passport

US: Judge rules in favour of Colorado intersex veteran denied passport

(Reuters) – A federal court has ruled the US State Department cannot deny a passport to a Navy veteran who is intersex and identifies as neither male nor female. Navy veteran, Dana Zzyym, a Colorado resident born in 1958 with ambiguous sex characteristics, sued the federal government for refusing to issue a passport because it […]

TENI: Progress for young trans people at the heart of the Government’s new LGBTI+ Youth Strategy

TENI: Progress for young trans people at the heart of the Government’s new LGBTI+ Youth Strategy

The need to improve the physical and mental health of young transgender people has been identified as a key strategic objective in the Government’s new 3-year LGBTI+ National Youth Strategy. The creation of an inclusive physical environment for young transgender and intersex people was also identified as a strategic priority. The strategy, launched yesterday at […]

Portugal approves law to protect transgender rights and intersex infants

Portugal approves law to protect transgender rights and intersex infants

Transgender people in Portugal will no longer need to be diagnosed as mentally ill to change their gender legally, after parliament approved a law last Friday that also bans unnecessary surgery on intersex infants. Several European nations require transgender people to undergo medical procedures, such as surgery and sterilisation, be diagnosed with a mental disorder, […]

EP recognises specific discrimination faced by trans and intersex people

EP recognises specific discrimination faced by trans and intersex people

ILGA-Europe welcome the European Parliament’s adoption of  two reports, which contain significant provisions in relation to the rights of LGBTI people. The first report, from Rapporteur Kozłowska-Rajewicz, is a positive development, as it recognises that Member States should adopt legislation that protects trans people against discrimination when accessing goods and services.