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General Rapporteur on the rights of LGBT people at the Parliamentary Assembly of the Council of Europe, declared that, “Outdated classifications of diseases at national and international levels should be removed.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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Sam Winter: Enhancing Lives by Depathologizing Trans

“I started working on trans issues at the end of 1999. I had been researching and working with children, their families and schools for 25 years and had become increasingly concerned that much of the research out there did not get used in classrooms, and even less had an impact on children’s lives.

Entrevista a Mauro Cabral, Co-Director de GATE, en Día Internacional de Acción por la Despatologización Trans

Mauro Cabral, Co-Director de GATE y coordinador de la iniciativa Internacional de GATE sobre el proceso de revisión y reforma de la CIE fue entrevistado por el Suplemento SOY de Página 12 en ocasión de celebrarse el Día Internacional de Acción por la Despatologización Trans. La entrevista puede bajarse del siguiente link: Viernes, 17
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Gender Diversity in Childhood is not a Pathology

The man in this video is not a real doctor, but a committed ally in the international struggle for trans* depathologization. The medical record that he is reading is fake, but his conviction is true. We need more allies like him. We need more allies like you, and your knowledge, your strength, your passion and
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Seminario sobre Despatologización en Buenos Aires

El 18 de octubre del 2014 se celebra en todo el mundo el Día Internacional de Acción por la Despatologización Trans, convocado por STP Campaña Internacional Stop Trans Pathologization. En el contexto de esta movilización mundial, la oficina de GATE en Buenos Aires invita a un seminario intensivo e introductorio a la lucha por la
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New developments in the ICD Revision Process

GATE (Global Action for Trans* Equality) and STP, International Campaign Stop Trans Pathologization report that the World Health Organization (WHO) has published online its proposals on trans* health in the ICD-11 Beta Draft ( The publication includes the two new categories proposed by the WHO Working Group: ‘Gender incongruence of adolescence and adulthood’ and ‘Gender
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