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Polish Parliament passes first ever gender recognition law

Today, the Polish Parliament passed the first gender recognition legislation in the country's history. The below is a press statement from Trans-Fuzja Foundation, a human rights organisation for trans people in Poland. Polish Parliament makes trans history On Thursday, July 23 lower chamber of the Polish Parliament (Sejm), passed the Gender Accordance Act, the country's first gender recognition legislation in history. Being part of a long parliamentary procedure and under constant criticism and attacks coming from conservative media, after its initial submission Read more…

Launch of a UK wide non-binary survey

The Scottish Transgender Alliance is today launching a UK wide survey for all non-binary people, defined as those:“identifying as either having a gender which is in-between or beyond the two categories ‘man’ and ‘woman’, as fluctuating between 'man' and 'woman', or as having no gender, either permanently or some of the time”.It asks questions on three main subjects: experiences of using services, views on legal gender recognition, and experiences in employment.The survey will be used to give us a clearer Read more…

EU Commission says that all trans people should be protected from discrimination

On May 5th, the EU Commission published a report on the implementation of the Gender Goods & Services Directive stating that anti-discrimination law should apply to all trans people.The EU doesn't specifically mention trans people in any of its equality legislation, but they had previously ruled in 1996 that the EU gender equality principle should be extend to cover people discriminated against because of gender reassignment.In publishing this new report, they have now gone further and stated that these protections should be extended to Read more…