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June 8, 2012

Argentina’s gender identity law went live this week, which means –among other things– that we can now easily change our name and legal gender. So exciting! On Monday, Facebook exploded with pictures and updates from happy friends who had gone to start their paperwork. Here are some photos from the news so you can get a taste of what it was like:

(clicking on the images will take you to the source)

I love how many people went in groups, and treated it as a celebration, not a mere administrative formality. I haven’t started my own paperwork yet, but I will soon :-)

3 Comments leave one →
  1. June 8, 2012 9:39 pm

    This is truly momentous. Hopefully Argentina has set a precedent that other countries will follow.

  2. K B permalink
    June 29, 2012 11:42 am

    OMG. I want this law in my country. Is it possible to go to Argentina and change your legal gender as a foreigner there?

    • genderkid permalink*
      July 1, 2012 12:01 am

      You can definitely come! (Argentina also considers migration to be a human right.) However, you have to be a resident to get an ID card; I’m not sure how long that takes, but are you willing to live here for a while? Unfortunately, I think there aren’t any “quick fixes” for foreigners.

      Equal marriage, on the other hand, is readily available for foreigners: some Argentinean cities have been advertising themselves as a sort of “gay marriage tourist destination”.

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