Tag Archive | third gender

Samoa: ‘Third gender’ delicately balances sex and religion

Samoa: ‘Third gender’ delicately balances sex and religion

(Reuters) – Keyoncé Lee Hang is busy finishing preparations for the to’ona’i, a traditional lunch served after Sunday church in Samoa, and attending to her elderly, bed-ridden grandmother. Strongly built, and wearing a floral dress and false eyelashes – and self-named after American singer, Beyoncé – Lee Hang can’t help but make an entrance, especially […]

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 […]

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 […]