Tag Archive | Intersex

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.

IGLYO Youth Video: We Are Here

IGLYO Youth Video: We Are Here

Intersex young people speak out about their experiences, to raise visibility and reach out to others through the International Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, Transgender, Queer & Intersex (LGBTQI) Youth & Student Organisation’s (IGLYO) new film, ‘We Are Here’ in partnership with Organisation Intersex International Europe (OII Europe) and interACT Youth. We Are Here is a short, but powerful film, highlighting the experiences […]

Intersex Awareness Day Wednesday 26 October – UN Urges End To Harmful Medical Practices

Intersex Awareness Day Wednesday 26 October – UN Urges End To Harmful Medical Practices

End violence and harmful medical practices on intersex children and adults, UN and regional experts urge Speaking ahead of Intersex Awareness Day, 26 October, a group of United Nations and international human rights experts* has called for an urgent end to human rights violations against intersex** children and adults. They urge Governments to prohibit harmful […]

New Surveys for Trans and Intersex Organisations Launched

New Surveys for Trans and Intersex Organisations Launched

Global Action for Trans Equality (GATE),  American Jewish World Service (AJWS), and Astraea Lesbian Foundation for Justice have launched new surveys for trans and intersex organisations and programmes. These surveys, available in English, French, Spanish, Russian and Mandarin, are a follow up to the 2013 Trans and Intersex Funding Survey. They are aimed at continuing […]