GATE Message on the International Day of Zero Tolerance for FGM

Today is International Day of Zero Tolerance for Female Genital Mutilation. On this day, GATE condemns the mutilation of young girls and women to fit religious, social or cultural norms. We also condemn all forms of genital mutilation and, in particular, genital mutilation of intersex infants and children. Intersex Genital Mutilation (IGM) is routinely performed
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Día de la Visibilidad Intersex 2016. Un mensaje de Mauro Cabral

Buenos Aires, 26 de octubre de 2016 Querids amigs de GATE, En este Día de la Visibilidad Intersex quiero conversar con ustedes como alguien que no solo es Co-director de GATE, una organización fuertemente identificada con el movimiento trans, sus objetivos, sus luchas y sus valores -sino que es también una persona intersex. Cuando nací
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IAD2016: A Message from Mauro Cabral

Buenos Aires, October 26th 2016 Dear GATE’s friends, On this Intersex Awareness Day I want to talk with you as someone who is not only the Co-Director of GATE -an organization strongly identified with the trans movement, its goals, struggles and values –but also an intersex person. When I was born 45 years ago, as
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Que sea verdad

Global Action for Trans Equality (GATE) se une hoy a esta edición anual del Día de Acción por la Despatologización Trans haciendo un llamamiento mundial para poner fin a la violación sistemática de nuestros derechos humanos.

Making It True

Today, Global Action for Trans Equality (GATE) joins this annual Day of Action for Trans Depathologization by making a global call to end the systematic violation of our human rights.

Good News, But Not Enough: Human Rights Issues in the ICD Reform Process

An article published last week by The Lancet Psychiatry reported on the outcomes of the field study performed in Mexico on the proposed category of Gender Incongruence.1 Those outcomes provide clear evidence-based confirmation: trans-related categories must be removed from the ‘Mental and behavioural disorders’ chapter in the International Classification of Diseases. 

Viviane Vergueiro: Despatologizar é descolonizar

De acordo com os poucos dados que temos disponíveis, e com as redes de ativismo de que faço parte, a situação atual de pessoas trans no Brasil continua preocupante e se constitui como parte dos processos de genocídio trans no mundo. Nas intersecções de classe, raça e ocupação econômica, o líder global em assassinatos de
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Intersex Issues in the International Classification of Diseases (ICD)

From discussions at the Third International Intersex Forum in Malta, December 2013, a meeting of activists and experts took place in Geneva, in September 2014, on revision and reform of the International Classification of Diseases (ICD) by the World Health Organization (WHO). The meeting aimed to develop a collective analysis of intersex issues in the
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We Are Unstoppable! GATE Statement on the International Day of Action for Trans* Depathologization

This year’s International Day of Action for Trans Depathologization comes with an unstoppable energy! Just yesterday Jonas Gunnarsson, the General Rapporteur on the rights of LGBT people at the Parliamentary Assembly of the Council of Europe, declared that, “Outdated classifications of diseases at national and international levels should be removed. Transgender people’s access to medical
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