In Tucuman, Argentina, Gender Identity Is Now Respected

Resolution Nr 60/14 gives trans persons the right to be treated according to their appearance

Celebrating the International Day Against Homophobia and Transphobia, trans activists and INADI (National Institute against Discrimination, Xenophobia and Racism) of Argentina presented on May 17th the Administrative Resolution Nr. 60/14 of the Secretary of Justice of Tucuman province about physical appearance.

The Resolution states that from May 17th, 2011 the civil registration offices of Tucumán can provide shifts for changing the photo of civil identity documents to trans people, respecting their physiognomy and in accordance to their gender identity.

Just after the Resolution was announced, several trans persons started the process of changing their picture on their identity documents.

This was one step towards the approval of the “Gender Identity Law” that will allow the acknowledgment of gender identities on the legal basis to transgenders and transvestites.

In 2009, Tucumán declared May 17th as a Day of Interest Against Discrimination based on Sexual Orientation and Gender Identity.

Source – Day Against Homophobia