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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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Press Release: Gender is not an illness

Today, GATE is very proud to release the publication Gender is not an illness. How pathologization violates human rights law. This paper was conceived and produced as a contribution to the ongoing process of depathologizing trans and gender diverse people through the reform of classification systems, legal frameworks and social attitudes.

GATE Statement on World AIDS Day 2017

Today, December 1st, GATE joins the global observation of World AIDS Day (WAD). WAD is an opportunity for all of us to unite in the fight against HIV, to show support for people living with HIV, to intensify efforts in preventing new infections and to commemorate those who have died from AIDS-related illnesses.


Joint Trans Language Submission to UN Independent Expert SOGI

This is a joint submission on language related to gender identity and expression to the United Nations Independent Expert on protection against violence and discrimination based on sexual orientation and gender identity.

This short submission raises some issues with language, content, and references with regards to gender identity and expression issues in the IE SOGI’s first report. In part, the submission builds on the in-person private meeting that the IE SOGI had with 17 trans advocates during the 35th session of the Human Rights Council in Geneva on 7 June 2017.

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 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.