In Kyrgyzstan, under the law you can change your sex but receiving the right documents proves difficult

In Kyrgyzstan, the law allows sex reassignment, but it is difficult to re-execute the documents. On this December 8 at a roundtable in Bishkek to discuss the HIV epidemic in Kyrgyzstan, told members of the public organization “Indigo”, working with representatives of sexual minorities.

According to them, unlike other countries in Central Asia in Kyrgyzstan legislation fairly liberal and allows change of sex, however, as they say, clearly the mechanism of change of registered documents. In this connection, the persons who have spent the correction of the body, there is a long red tape. In this case, people reshivshiesya to replace the floor, becoming the object of stigma, noted in “Indigo.”

Also in Kyrgyzstan, stigma and discrimination are gays, lesbians, transsexuals and bisexuals, said a representative of this organization. Often, they prefer not to be identified, the majority do not attend case vecherniki due to the fact that there is a stigma attached to the groups themselves. This complicates the access to social workers who carry out information activities and assist in the prevention of HIV / AIDS, says the association “Indigo”.

(Russian to English translation)
Source – MSMGF