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Brazil to legally recognise self-identifying trans people without the need of surgery

  • PFBrownsey

    Which of those in the photo are brain surgeons? Which are chief executives of multinationals? Which are judges?

    • JoelGray

      You’re absolutely right. People who face systematic discrimination, from schooling to housing to healthcare to employment, are far less likely to succeed than those who don’t face that discrimination. In places where trans people are gaining equality, there are more trans people in every field, on every level: there are more transgender politicians than ever before, not to mention CEOs (like Martine Rothblatt) and neuroscience pioneers (like Ben Barres).

      Dunno why they didn’t feature any pictures of transgender Brazilians who are prominent in their fields, rather than pageant contestants, but I know trans Brazilians face challenges that many trans people in America don’t.

    • Jennifer Lopezgomez

      Pageants are just fine. I was once a contestant in a major Pageant. I also hold a Master’s Degree. Also, I agree, an additional photo of trans people who are doctors (of which there are many), teachers, and so on. Well, I am a teacher myself. Jennifer, female model and trans female model, MBA

      • JoelGray

        I didn’t mean to put down pageant contestants, but two out of two of the accompanying photos were of beautiful pageant contestants. And your point is exactly the point— you (trans people in general) are so much more phenomenal and talented than just being walking Barbies.

        We are so often reduced to our looks and passing ability— as if looking like attractive cis people proves we deserve rights. This is dangerous for those who don’t pass, or are too early in transition to pass well. That’s why I’d love to see pictures of average trans folks, who are as diverse as any other non-homogenous group.

        • Jennifer Lopezgomez

          Yes, such as elected representative Danica Roem in Virginia, USA — any equivalent such in Brazil would have been nice to put in a second photo — photos of Pageant contestants is fine — but it would also be better to have other activities and professions better recognized. Thanks, Joel ! Jennifer xx

          • Space_Monster

            You’re still a man

          • Jennifer Lopezgomez

            And you are still an evil anti-medical science bully Hate Crime troll. For this Hate Crime you have now committed against me, evil transphobic scumbag, you are now reported and blocked, you stupid POS. Jennifer, female model and trans female model.

          • Define man please – do you base it on
            1. Genitalia
            2. Hormones
            3. Chromosomes
            4. Lack of empathy
            5. Lack of brains

          • Space_Monster

            Define f*ckwit, please
            1) bore
            2) idiot
            3) twatt
            4) fool
            5) unbearably itchy faanny

          • Gender Brenda

            Adult male human = man. Like you, sir.

          • Oh, please, if that is the level that you wish to conduct this discussion from. You are like a small child in a kindergarten playgroup with that level of comment.

          • Gender Brenda

            Says a man in a wig.

          • LOL – says the person who posts under a pseudonym and cartoon profile picture.
            I love it when trolls without the mental acumen to enter into a rational discussion are just too frightened to post under their real name and picture. Cowardly attacks from behind the keyboard of anonymity – pathetic individuals really.

          • Gender Brenda

            Of course I post anonymously. I’ve seen what trans bullies do to people who dare to disagree with them.

          • …… and you think that your responses are a polite discussion? It is you who are a bullying troll, not I.

          • Gender Brenda

            Says the bullying man in a wig.

          • Gender Brenda

            And please – anyone who thinks men magically become women when they say they are has no grounds to cast aspersions on anyone else’s mental acumen. Good day, sir. That wig is not flattering to you by the way. You need something more suited to your advanced age.

          • So much for your eyesight as well, that is actually my real hair – and yes, I am 73 so I acknowledge that I am of advanced years and no longer a spring chicken.

          • Gender Brenda

            The real hair of a Spanish nun more like.

          • LOL

        • Michelle S. Andrews

          On one hand there is the phenomenon that you talk about where it does reinforce the whole passing notion, but on the other hand it is as equally defiant when one takes in the social stigma that trans people are supposed to be less attractive than cisgender people.

  • Penny Lane

    Which of the candidates in the pageant would Vile TERFs suggest use the male bathroom?

    • Jennifer Lopezgomez

      I was once a female contestant walking the catwalk runway in a major Pageant. I of course always use the correct (female) toilet/restroom, and I will continue to do so for the rest of my life. Jennifer, female model and trans female model. xx

    • Jennifer Lopezgomez

      Warning to any evil TERF’s, religious bigots, and other evil anti-human-rights trolls — if you come onto our LGBT-Website again and evilly intentionally knowingly misgender me Hate Crime, you will be reported and block and your troll accounts shut down, bigots. Jennifer xx

      • Fairy_Godmother

        But mate, you’re a bloke.

        It”s not possible to change sex

        • Jennifer Lopezgomez

          OK, evil transphobic TERF bigot. You evil anti-human rights, low-information cannot help but crawl out of your holes. Fk off, transphobic bigot — and get the fk off our LGBT Website. Your transphobic evil KILLS, you evil bully !!! Hate Crime Criminal,and anti-medical-science you are. You are warped mentally. Your hatred KILLS, and you delight in the deaths of others, pig. Reported and blocked. Jennifer

          • Fairy_Godmother

            You’re still a man, not a woman

          • American_Gothic

            It’s true. You’re definitely male not female

        • JohnD

          Are the murderers homosexuals? It would make sense.

    • Gender Brenda

      All of them. They’re all men.

  • Jennifer Lopezgomez

    I live in Latin America, but not in Brazil. There is physical danger where I live, plenty, but not against me because I am trans. Few people here can detect that I am trans — I am simply their female neighbor so all is well. THIS ACTION PUTS BRAZIL AT THE FOREFRONT OF TRANS LEGAL RIGHTS in Latin America — although societally speaking, there is still tons of social discrimination against trans people in Brazil. Jennifer xx

  • Isa Kocher

    quote ” people can unanimously update their gender on the civil registry ” ?

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