002Transgender is the state of one's gender identity (self-identification as woman, man, neither or both) not matching one's assigned sex (identification by others as male, female or intersex based on physical/genetic sex).Transgender is independent of sexual orientation.

In the recent years, there has been a growing interest for and inclusion of trans* issues in the international LGBTI movement. We recommend to take a look at the following publications:


License to be yourselfLicense to Be Yourself documents some of the world’s most progressive and rights-based laws and policies that enable trans people to change their gender identity on official documents. It shares strategies that activists have successfully used in a variety of global and legal contexts, and features case studies from Argentina, Australia, Hong Kong, Kenya, Ukraine, and the United States.

This report is a resource for activists working on human rights issues for trans people, local communities examining best laws and policies, and policymakers seeking to uphold the rights of trans people.

Download the report from our resources or directly from the homepage of the publisher.