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Welcome to GATE!

We are an international organization working on gender identity, sex characteristics and, more broadly, on bodily diversity issues.

We work on supporting trans, gender diverse and intersex movements by producing and making available critical knowledge, promoting their access to organizational resources (funding, training, mentoring, personal and professional supporting systems), and advocating with them to make our human rights a lived reality.

Our areas of work include:

Depathologization, focused on the revision of trans, gender diverse and intersex codes in the International Classification of Diseases (ICD-11) and on promoting depathologization through legal reform. 

Advocating with the United Nations, other official institutions and many political allies on issues related to gender identity, gender expression and sex characteristics in the context of the  international human rights framework, and supporting trans, gender diverse and intersex activism at the UN;

Expanding trans, gender diverse and intersex participation in the international response to HIV ,tuberculosis and other related challenges, and articulating strategic partnerships with other key populations.

Movement Building and socioeconomic justice, advocating for trans, gender diverse and intersex access to funding, the creation of new funding sources, and the critical inclusion of gender identity, gender expression and bodily diversity issues in the Sustainable Development Goals.  

Learn more about our activities from the 2016 Annual Report

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NEWS

Press Release on The State of Intersex & Trans Organizing Reports

Global Surveys of Intersex and Trans Groups Reveal Critical Funding Gap Intersex and trans groups are fighting violence and discrimination around the world, but surveys reveal chronic lack of support from international funders NEW YORK, NY – Today, American Jewish World Service (AJWS), Astraea Lesbian Foundation for Justice (Astraea) and Global Action for Trans Equality
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GATE Statement on the Intersex Awareness Day, 2017

On this Intersex Awareness Day, GATE welcomes action to end forced and coercive medical interventions on infants, children and adolescents with intersex variations. Notable highlights during the past year include a major report by Human Rights Watch and interACT in the US,[1] and a resolution by the Parliamentary Assembly of the Council of Europe.[2]  This month,
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Statement on the International Day of Action for Trans Depathologization 2017

The signatories of this Statement are activists representing different trans regional networks and international initiatives. This year, the International Day of Action for Trans Depathologization has a particular relevance for all our communities around the world: the largely due process of revision and reform of the tenth version of International Classification of Diseases will be
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PUBLICATIONS

The State of Intersex Organizing (2nd Edition) | Report 2017

Understanding the Needs and Priorities of a Growing but Under-Resourced Movement About the publication In 2016, American Jewish World Service (AJWS), Astraea Lesbian Foundation for Justice (Astraea) and Global Action for Trans* Equality (GATE) surveyed 54 groups from across the globe working on intersex issues. The results provide a unique snapshot of the funding and
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The State of Trans Organizing (2nd Edition) | Report 2017

Understanding the Needs and Priorities of a Growing but Under-Resourced Movement About the publication In 2016, American Jewish World Service (AJWS), Astraea Lesbian Foundation for Justice (Astraea) and Global Action for Trans* Equality (GATE) surveyed 455 groups from across the globe working on trans issues. The results provide a unique snapshot of the funding and
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The State of Trans and Intersex Organizing 2013

About the publication This report summarizes the findings of a survey of 340 transgender (trans) and intersex groups worldwide, conducted from July to September 2013 by Global Action for Trans* Equality (GATE) and American Jewish World Service (AJWS). The survey documents the deep discrimination and multiple challenges facing trans* and intersex people, and the organizing
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PROGRAMS

Depathologization

The ICD-10 is being revised & reformed, with the World Health Assembly to approve a new version (ICD-11) in May 2018. It’s 25 years since ICD-10 was approved, so this is a historic opportunity to remove the pathologization of trans identities.

Movement Building

We are working to create a radical expansion of political organizing on gender identity, gender expression and bodily diversity issues at the local, national, regional and international levels so that activists can participate in all decision-making processes affecting their communities.

United Nations

Our involvement in the International Human Rights system aims to end human rights violations based on gender identity, gender expression and bodily diversity issues, including those of criminalization, exclusion, violence, stigma and discrimination.

Trans HIV Response

Our HIV/AIDS-related advocacy has focused on contributing to expanding trans participation in international HIV activism, as well as the inclusion of gender identity, gender expression and bodily diversity issues in the work of donors, official agencies and institutions, and international organizations working on HIV.