happy news for transgender people in Nepal

  • The government of Nepal has decided to issue citizenship cards that will allow those who do not identify as male or female to identify as a third gender.
  • The new identification cards will list a third option of “other” in the gender category.
  •  Many developing countries are much more progressive with regards to gender issues, Thailand being a prime example where third gender people are integrated into society
  • In fact Argentina is currently known as the most trans-friendly legal environment in the entire world
  • Under Argentinian law,  trans people can change their legal gender and name without judicial permission or any requirement that they undergo surgeries.
  • They also have access to the country’s socialized medical system for free surgery
  • This is in direct contrast to 15 countries in Europe that require trans people to have a surgical procedure which results in sterilization before they can legally change their gender on their identification
  1. Belgium
  2. Czech Republic
  3. Denmark
  4. Estonia
  5. Finland
  6. France
  7. Greece
  8. Italy
  9. Latvia
  10. Netherlands
  11. Poland
  12. Portugal
  13. Romania
  14. Slovakia
  15. Sweden
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One response

  1. Not a subject that comes to mind, the right of an individual to express, emote, should always raise us to a new level of awareness or the problem lies in us.

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