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domingo, outubro 25, 2015

Dia Internacional de Acção para a Despatologização Trans

Hoje, 24 de Outubro de 2015, é o Dia Internacional de Acção para a Despatologização Trans, o Grupo Transexual Portugal junta a sua voz à Transgender Europe exortando a Organização Mundial de Saúde e os governos para assegurarem que crianças de género diverso não sejam rotuladas como doentes.

Estes diagnósticos contrariam a Convenção sobre os Direitos da Criança, que afirma: "Em todas as acções relativas a crianças [...] o melhor interesse da criança deve ser uma consideração primária." Os Estados devem proteger o melhor interesse da criança em todas as suas acções . Quando se trata dos melhores interesses de uma criança-variante de género, a principal consideração deve ser dada sobre se uma determinada acção sugerida ou decidida tem o potencial de prejudicar estas crianças.

O Parlamento Europeu também se pronunciou contra o diagnóstico. Em Setembro de 2015, "Apelou à Comissão para que intensifique os esforços para evitar que as variantes de género na infância se tornem um novo diagnóstico no ICD;"

Os diagnósticos não são medicamente necessários, mas expõem as crianças ao rótulo de "doente" quando tentam explorar e desenvolver as suas personalidades. São também usados abusivamente para justificar terapias "reparativas" prejudiciais às crianças.

Variações de género não precisam de correcção. As crianças precisam de ambientes livres de estigmas e de apoios para se desenvolverem em jovens pessoas confiantes, não somente de tratamentos médicos.

Esperava-se em Portugal, agora que já não existe uma só voz T, que houvesse uma união em torno destes temas T. No entanto, continua-se a organizarem-se eventos, não direccionados exclusivamente à defesa e luta de direitos T, mas direccionados também a propaganda "partidária" de modo a realçar que "nós" (associação/grupo) é que somos os "tais" defensores T, os outros nada são.

O GTP não se associa a estes tipos de arrivismo, assim sendo não participará (como GTP) em eventos deste tipo. Assim, relembramos aqui (em vídeo) uma acção feita pelo GTP em colaboração com as Panteras Rosa no ano de 2012, quando na altura o GTP era a única voz T independente.

Today, 24th October 2015, is the International Day of Action for Trans Depathologization, the Grupo Transexual Portugal adds its voice to Transgender Europe urging the World Health Organization and governments to ensure that gender diverse children are not labeled patients.

These diagnostics counters the Convention on the Rights of the Child, which states: ". In all actions concerning children [...] the best interests of the child shall be a primary consideration" States must protect the child’s best interest in all its actions. When it comes to the best interests of a gender-variant child, primary consideration should be given to whether a particular suggested action or decision has the potential to harm these children.

The European Parliament has also spoken against diagnosis. In September 2015, it "call(ed) on the Commission to intensify efforts to prevent gender variance in childhood from becoming a new diagnosis in the ICD,"

Diagnostics are not medically necessary, but expose children to the label of "sick" when trying to explore and develop their personalities. They are also used to justify abusive "reparative" therapies harmful to children.

Gender variations do not need correction. Children need stigma free environments and support to develop in young confidentpeople , not only medical treatments.

It was expected in Portugal, now that there is no longer one lonely independent T voice, a union around these themes. However, events continue to be organized not directed exclusively to T rights struggle, but also targeted self advertising in order to highlight that "we" (association /group) are the "ones" T supporters, the others mean nothing.

The Grupo Transexual Portugal does not associates itself with these types of careerism, therefore it does not participate (as GTP) in such events. Thus, we remember here (in video) a claim made by GTP in collaboration with the Pink Panthers in 2012, when at the time the GTP was the only independent T voice.

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