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Fighting for legal and social recognition outside the gendered societal structure



Now you can finally have your say in shaping future government policy!


The Government Equalities Office (GEO) has launched an online survey as part of consultation process for TransEquality Action Plan.


The government action plan proposes a long awaited and overdue breakthrough in that there is recognition finally that our needs have not been addressed.


I must stress it is VITAL that non-gendered human beings in the UK get involved and complete the survey.


It is through participation that we can increase our visibility as a group and inform the government about the measures that urgently require to be undertaken in order to address our situation and implement change that best meets our needs.


The survey that can be accessed from within an e-bulletin on the GEO website  http://www.equalities.gov.uk/news/transgender.aspx


The GEO request that surveys are completed no later than 6 May 2011.


Any questions relating to the survey or other aspects of the Government Action Plan should be addressed to Transgender@geo.gsi.gov.uk.


Visit http://elancane.livejournal.com for more information about the survey (and a warning about glitches in the system).


The denial of existence is the worst act of discrimination by the gendered majority against the non-gendered.


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Fighting for legal and social recognition outside the societal gender system




Community members and guests might be interested in what is happening now in the UK.

Latest updates on my journal http://elancane.livejournal.com


The denial of existence is the worst act of discrimination by the gendered majority against the non-gendered.



I placed an article on the subject of Christie Elan-Cane in Wikipedia recently.  However it has been deleted, without a satisfactory reason for this happening.  This article has been blocked because, according to Wikipedia, it ‘does not indicate the importance or significance of the subject’.  This is both incorrect and censorship.

The administration team at Wikipedia are rather high and mighty in their zeal to protect the integrity of Wikipedia, but their perspective of the world is rather skewed.  Perhaps they view non-gendered activism as too way out to be considered a subject worthy of note by Wikipedia users.  On the other hand, there are numerous entries for persons who have contributed to the porn industry.

Christie has an important message to get across, and will be heard.  The significance of Christie’s work is self evident, and will eventually be acknowledged even by the dimwits at Wikipedia.

The article that Wikipedia did not want to be seen can be found here.



IMPORTANT SURVEY! Trans accessability to leisure/sport facilities & developing trans-friendly spaces

I am from a group called 'The Changing Room'. We are hoping to set up a free/donations trans-friendly fitness/gym/sports project.

We believe it is sometimes difficult for trans people and other gender/sex minorities (i.e genderqueer, intersex, TV +) to access commercial/"mainstream" sports and leisure centres...but the thing is we need to PROVE that there's a need for it, to be able to get help from larger organizations to do it.

We'd love to hear about what you think so if you could please take our quick 10 question survey we would really appreciate it!

Here is the

(click 'survey)

Thanks very much for your time.

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Hey :)

Hey everyone,

A very happy new year to you all!

My name is Imogen, I live in Cambridge UK. I was born female and am happy with my body but consider my self Gender Queer. I came out as gay at 14 (nearly wrote 144!!) and have been with my partner for a number of years now.

I am a photography student in Cambridge and I am just about to go into the final term of my 3rd year. I have covered quite a few topics over the last three years including self harm, mental health, eating disorders and physical disability. You can see some of my work here: Flickr or my own web site here: Indigo Clouds Photography

This term I want to do a project surrounding 'Gender Queer' and 'Transsexuality'. So I am looking for people who might want to be involved in the project. I will be hoping to photograph a few aspects of the topic including things like: following someone through aspects of their transition, photographing people with their families, following people to Dr's appointments, visiting and photographing both home & work, doing some studio shots (including partners, with/with out make up, in underwear etc) .. For helping me out you would get a copy of your images on a disk, a copy of your favorite 5 printed up to A2 and many many thank yous from me!

Having dealt with subjects that are often unknown to family members or friends I am more than happy for people to remain anonymous. As you can see from my self harm images most participants don't have their face in the images. I would like for some of those who wish to take part to be able to have their face in the images, purely due to the nature of the project.

I don't have any money to pay those who take part but I could help with travel costs if people are on a low income and I am more than happy to provide accommodation in the form of the sofa in my front room!

Please feel free to contact me with questions, anything you might like to know. Also, feel free to pass this post onto friends who might not see it on LJ or even to other communities. I would also like people to take part in a survey that will be part of the final project so if you would like to receive that you can get in touch.

Finally, during previous projects people have contacted me suggesting that aspects of the project might be highlighting the 'wrong' parts of the issues. I warmly welcome this contact and can only understand the subject to a point with out this source of information.

My contact details:

E mail - Imogen.Jo@Gmail.com
Mobile - 0754 99 33 030
LJ - New_Kinda_Freak

Thank you for reading,
Kind Regards,

Imogen May
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Everyone in the UK who does not identify as male or female needs to read this and act now!





Fighting for legal and social recognition outside the societal gender system


A groundbreaking opportunity exists right now for new legislation to be brought before parliament in the United Kingdom.


The legislation would grant the right of recognition to the invisible and disenfranchised minority of human beings who cannot identify within the societal gender system.


At present, it is not possible to acquire personal identification documentation (passport, driver licence, national insurance number etc.) or access many essential services (car insurance, private healthcare insurance etc.) without stating whether one is male or female.


The gendered social structure fails to recognise the existence or respect the fundamental rights of those who do not identify as male or female and we are forced to accept compulsory categorisation into an inappropriate gendered role in order to function and participate within society. This situation is unacceptable and a breach of the most basic human right to dignity and equal treatment within society.


The proposed legislation will state the necessity for a third option of ‘non gender-specific’ or ‘gender not specified’ in sex/gender fields on all application and registration forms alongside existing gendered options of male and female.


All documentation issued where the third option has been selected will not feature a gendered role either on the item or in corresponding official records.


In order for the proposed legislation to succeed in effecting a change to the law, there needs to be firm evidence of social necessity and this is where I need the help of EVERY person in the UK who does not identify as male or female and would use the non gender categorised option if it were available.


Please send an email to Christie.Elan-Cane@ukgateway.net with the following text -



Your email should include your full name and preferably your full address in the UK (the address is not essential and you should not be put off responding if you’d really rather not disclose your address, but responses with a UK address will carry more weight).


Please do not send any attachment documents with your email.


I will forward all responses to the Office of the Member of Parliament who has agreed to present the case on my behalf.


You could also consider lobbying your local parliamentary representative in the UK and elsewhere, as the failure to recognise the existence and resultant marginalization of those outside the societal gender system is a global human rights issue.


You can read more about me on http://elancane.livejournal.com


The denial of existence is the worst act of discrimination by the gendered majority against the non-gendered.


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The Gender Public Advocacy Coalition is pleased to announce the release of its 2008 GENIUS Survey in partnership with Ernst & Young. GenderPAC works to ensure that classrooms, communities and workplaces are safe for everyone to learn, grow and succeed.

The Gender Equality National Index for Universities & Schools (GENIUS), GenderPAC’s most recent effort to end discrimination and promote awareness, encourages colleges and universities to recognize the benefits of a GenderSAFE campus - supportive equitable and protective for all students. Choosing to participate in GENUIS sends a strong public statement that bullying or discriminating based on the race, sex or gender of a student, faculty, or staff member is not tolerated at your institution

Fill out the survey at: www.gpac.org/GENIUS2008survey, and make sure that we have data for as many schools as possible. Your voice will help us continue to work towards a safe and welcoming environment for every student
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Petition the British Government to recognise *all* gender identities.

On January 15th I did a post on Genderqueer mentioning how I'd created a petition on the No.10 website, -So that all the British genderqueers and their allies can lobby their government to legally recognise the fact that *not everybody* fits perfectly into the currently available gender categories of male and female.

I've just recieved an e-mail from the number 10 petition team It said that my petition has been approved by the Number 10 web team, and is now available on the Number 10 website at the following address:


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Marriage, Civil Partnership and the Gender Recognition Certificate in the UK

In the UK a transitioned transsexual can request legal recognition for their chosen gender, and acquire an updated Birth Certificate by applying for a Gender Recognition Certificate(GRC).

Currently in the UK if you are married, or in a civil partnership prior to transitioning, you must annul that marriage or partnership when you apply for your GRC. If you then wish to continually to be legally recognised as partners, you have to get married or make a civil partnership based on your new circumstances. It's not possible to get your marriage changed to a civil partnership, or vice versa.

If you are a British citizen or resident you can sign the petition being made currently to Downing Street at http://petitions.pm.gov.uk/certificates/ asking to allow a Gender Recognition Certificate to transfer a current Marriage License to a Civil Partnership License

(posted to transgender, polygenderuk, and own journal)

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is this community still active? i notice there doesn't seem to have been any activity for 18 months or so

in case any of you are interested, im the organiser of polygender scotland (www.androgyny.org.uk). i'd be interested in hearing what you think of what we're doing and whether anyone would be onterested in getting involved