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Thursday 6 October 2011 - Third Gender

6 Octobre 2011 , Rédigé par Karine Publié dans #Cross-Cultural

It's official. On Australian passports, you can know choose between female (F), male (M) or indeterminate (X). What I don't really know is : Do they check ? I mean, if I am indecise or don't know English enough (which could have happened a few years before when it was easier to get an Aussie passport) or just don't tick the right box, can I put indeterminate ? :) At least, that a big step forward for transgender 

 

According to The Guardian "Australian senator Louise Pratt, whose partner was born female and is now identified as a man, said the reform was a major improvement for travellers who face questioning and detention at airports because their appearance does not match their gender status. [...] The attorney-general, Robert McClelland, said while the change would affect few Australians, it was important because it would allow them to travel free of discrimination. [...] As many as 4% of people have an intersex condition, but most never become aware of their minor chromosome abnormalities."

 

Source : http://www.guardian.co.uk/world/2011/sep/15/australian-passports-third-gender-option

Source : http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/world-asia-pacific-14926598

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