As Argentina’s lawmakers prepare to take up a bill Thursday that would grant the country’s trans citizens the right to have their gender identities officially amended through a quick and simple process, a new campaign has been launched to stress why this is so vital to the country’s trans population.
Currently, Argentina’s trans citizens must endure a lengthy and costly court process in order to have their gender identities officially recognized on essential documents that other people take for granted as being accurate. A proposed new law would change that and give trans citizens a way to have their identity markers changed much more easily.
Ahead of the gender identity law being reviewed by parliament, the Argentinian Federation of Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual and Trans people released the following video campaign called “Identidad: Derecho a ser” or “Identity: The right to be.” The campaign video contains contributions from a variety of trans citizens including comments from TV stars Celeste Montanari (El Bar TV) and Alejandro Iglesias (Big Brother Argentina).
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