German laws still fail trans, intersex, and non-binary people who want to change the gender marker in their personal documents.
The German "trans act" discriminates against hundreds of thousands of people, who want to change their gender markers or names:
- Trans people are forced to undergo a degrading judicial process and humiliating assessments.
- Intersex people must present a medical certificate - essentially suggesting that something is wrong with them.
- Non-binary people have no legal path at all to get an appropriate gender entry.
The "trans act" (Transsexuellengesetz) first came about in 1981. It opened a path for trans people to change their name and gender marker, but it had intrusive and burdensome requirements, such as proof of surgery.
This has since been declared unconstitutional but the current version of the law is still completely outdated. Every time it was updated, changes were made without properly consulting those impacted directly by it.
The demands of trans, intersex and non-binary people must be included in a new law that ensures procedures that are quick, transparent, accessible and based on self-determination.
Help and sign our petition to German authorities.
This campaign is being run in partnership with Bundesverband Trans*.