Tag Archive | Intersex

Intersex Austrian becomes first to get third-sex identity documents

Intersex Austrian becomes first to get third-sex identity documents

The first Austrian to gain official documents with a third option beyond male or female on Wednesday hailed the move as recognition for those who do not identify as either. “(For) the first time in my life, I feel seen by the law,” said Alex Juergen, who is intersex, a term for people who are […]

Talent not testosterone powers intersex athletes, BMJ says

Talent not testosterone powers intersex athletes, BMJ says

Talent not testosterone is behind the success of intersex athletes, such as Olympic champion, Caster Semenya, scientists said on Wednesday, stepping into a toxic battle of the sexes over fairness in sport. The editorial in the British Medical Journal flies counter to those who want to ban competitors with high levels of testosterone from competing in women-only […]

Iceland: Intersex children at risk while without new protection, activist says

Iceland: Intersex children at risk while without new protection, activist says

The future health of Iceland’s intersex children has been put at risk with the removal of protections from a draft law that promotes transgender rights, the country’s leading intersex activist said on Tuesday. An article in the draft Bill on Act on Sexual and Gender Autonomy, expected to come before the Icelandic Parliament this month, […]

US: Nonbinary? Intersex? 11 states issuing third gender IDs

US: Nonbinary? Intersex? 11 states issuing third gender IDs

People in New Jersey will be able to mark their gender as ‘undesignated/nonbinary’ on their birth certificates from Friday, the latest US state to liberalise its policies. A report in October that US President, Donald Trump’s administration was considering defining gender as male or female, based on genitalia at birth, drew widespread condemnation. Here are […]

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 […]