The Ministry of Home Affairs has promulgated a directive regarding ‘Others gender’. This directive not only uses mis-nomers, but also has failed to understand that sexual orientation, gender identity and sex characteristics are three different things. It has defined that ‘LGBTI’ is an ‘others gender’, which is a blunder definition that has had harmful consequences to the community. The directive defines sexual orientation as ‘gender’, creating contexts where openly gay, lesbian and bisexual people are legally persuaded to get a citizenship as ‘others gender’. The consequence of mis-nomer and mis-definition on cis passing LGB people are avioidable, transgender and intersex people are mostly affected by this directive. Trans men are being denied gender recognition as men and trans women are being denied gender recognition as women. Intersex people are being denied of their gender recognition.
Last year we filed a complaint at the National Human Rights Commission against the ‘other gender’ directive of the Ministry of Home Affairs. This book compiles the same complaint document, the directive, with its English translation. This book is bilingual.
This book is jointly published by Queer Youth Group and Campaign for Change.
Please click here to read our Public Statement regarding the book release.
The book is available in both PDF and Doc version