Tag Archive | Intersex
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, […]
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.
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 […]
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 […]
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 […]
The Astraea Lesbian Foundation for Justice is has recently launched the report We Are Real: The Growing Movement Advancing the Human Rights of Intersex People. The report includes terminology, common questions, human rights/ legal issues, and demands of the intersex movement. It also highlights strategies for change and presents recommendations to funders.
A law that was passed in Germany in August has only come into effect on Friday. This law will allow parents not to make a snap decision on surgery for their newborn if the child displays characteristics of both sexes, or is of indeterminate sex. It allows the entry for gender to be left blank […]