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sábado, maio 19, 2012

Evento "Tertúlia Políticas Trans: Qual o Futuro?" Cancelado

GATE report:
It's Time for Reform. Trans* Health Issues in the International Classification of Diseases.

Yesterday, May 17, International Day Against Homophobia and Transphobia gave visibility all over the world to the struggle against all forms of violence based on sexual orientation, and gender identity and expression. To the indispensable recognition of that violence, that strikes with sustained force against trans* individuals and communities in different countries, there is another recognition that GATE considers necessary to be added: that of the strength of trans social and political movements, of their capacity to determine their rights and priorities, create their own languages and identify their goals, to build their alliances and the opportunities to create social, legal and political changes, even where transphobia strikes more fiercely.

This is why today we want to share with you all our report called It's Time for Reform. Trans* Health Issues in the International Classification of Diseases. This report summarizes the discussions held in The Hague in November 2011, during the experts meeting organized by GATE to collectively address the review of the International Classification of Diseases (ICD-10) produced by the World Health Organization.

The review of ICD-10 and the production of ICD-11 constitute a historical opportunity for trans* movements: the opportunity to fight simultaneously for depathologizing gender identity and for full access to healthcare – a combination that we are convinced to be not only necessary, but also possible.

The review process for the International Classification of Diseases is under way and now the international efforts of trans* activists, organizations and movements are key. Throughout the year, GATE will contribute to th e s e efforts through different actions – like translating the report into different languages, organizing trainings on ICD and mu l tiplying the spaces for meeting, exchanges and strategy building around the review and reform. If you are interested in getting more information and/or in joining this initiative, please get in touch with us by sending an email to

Mauro Cabral & Justus Eisfeld
GATE - Global Action for Trans* Equality

GATE is an international trans* organization. We defend and promote trans* people's human rights, produce and make available critical knowledge on trans* issues and support trans* movements worldwide.

International Day against Homophobia and Transphobia observed around the globe
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Ugandan gay activists seek repeal of anti-homosexual penal code
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106-year-old transgender woman speaks at Burma’s first IDAHO
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Church stands firm against homosexuality
We love the person but we hate the sin.
The comment was made yesterday by the Methodist Church as it maintained its stand against the promotion of the activities of sexual minority groups.

Fiji police cancel gay pride march
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Advocacy Groups Send Letter to Social Security Administration on Policies Regarding Transgender People
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New Rules Target Sexual Assault Epidemic Facing LGBT Inmates
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Strong’s concordance
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International Center of Photography opens exhibition of the work by Christer Strömholm
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