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We celebrate the international recognition that each person is born with basic human rights and dignity. However, as an LGBTQI + community, we still have a long way to go to achieve that goal. The Gender Identity Law is a necessary and vital journey.

Health centers and private organizations may accompany trans children to access in exchange for name and sex registration

On Friday, June 7, the Under Secretary of Human Rights, Lorena Recabarren, met with four organizations that work with transgender children and adolescents to present the regulations of the Gender Identity Law, which will be sent on Monday, June 10 to the Comptroller General of the Republic for review, approval and implementation.

Law 21.120: Principle of Confidentiality What does it mean?

The gender identity law passed last year in Chile (which should begin to be applied in October) establishes five principles, one of which is confidentiality that says: “Everyone has the right to, in the procedures followed before authority administrative or jurisdictional, the reserved nature of the antecedents considered sensitive data is protected, in the terms indicated by letter g) of article 2 of the law N ° 19.628, on the protection of private life ”.

Law 21.120: Principle of arbitrary non-discrimination What does it mean?

The principle of arbitrary non-discrimination of Law 21,120 establishes that the State organs shall ensure that, in the exercise of the right to gender identity, no person is affected by distinctions, exclusions or restrictions that lack reasonable justification, in the terms of Article 2 of Law No. 20,609, which establishes measures against discrimination.

Law 21.120: Principle of non-pathologization. What does it mean?

Since 2008 the trans movement of the world has set its sights on the non-pathologization of trans identities. With the slogan “Stop Trans Pathologization” from Europe, Latin American trans people began to question the need to present psychological or psychiatric certificates to access their right to health, for example. Although the debate is not closed, neither within the community, nor with the doctors, the Gender Identity Law in Chile established non-pathologization as a principle. What does this mean? Our activists explain it to you.

OTD Chile participates in a meeting for the elaboration of the regulation of the Gender Identity Law

The undersecretary of children, of the Ministry of Social Development, together with the undersecretary of Human Rights, of the Ministry of Justice, invited civil society organizations to participate in a meeting for the elaboration of the future regulation of the Gender Identity Law , which must be delivered on June 10 to the Comptroller General of the Republic.

Law 21.120 Recognizes and gives protection to the right to gender identity in Chile.

Learn the full text of the Gender Identity Law passed in Chile. Version in Spanish and translated into English.

What does the GENDER Identity LAW establish in Chile.

That transsexuality is not a disease, that young people from the age of 14 can change their name and sex in the identity document. This and much more, is what is stipulated in the new law. Join us to read more about it.

Why the approval of the Gender Identity Law in Chile is important.

To continue stigmatizing and invisibilizing the transgender population in Chile is a mistake. Ensuring the right identity, and protecting them from discrimination, is not only important, it is vital.

Gender Identity Law in the world.

Trans rights are human rights! And that is how the laws in favor of transgender people have an impact on the WORLD.

History of the Gender Identity Law in Chile.

With 95 votes in favor and 46 against, the Gender Identity Law in Chile was approved. But how

5 steps to understand gender identity.

Transgender, transsexual or transvestite ?, Intersexual ?, Binary Gender, Genderqueer, fluid? We explain it HERE.

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