Photo flash mob for depathologisation of transgenderism

On May 17th, LGBT-community celebrates depathologisation of homosexuality, however it's rare that anyone mentions that gender variant people are still regarded as mentally ill. Trans* people are required to prove being ill with "transsexualism" in order to be eligible for legal gender recognition or operations. Trans* activists from post-soviet countries held a photo-flashmob to remind LGBT-community that the fight for our rights shouldn't stop until all LGBT people are free from pathologisation.

депатологизация трансгендерности
Stop trans* pathologization! #IDAHOT

New Russian bill will control sex reassignment surgeries

gosdumaA bill aimed at controlling plastic surgery, including sex reassignment surgery (SRS), was developed by members of Russian Communist Party, Nezavisimaya Gazeta reports. The authors call for the creation of a registry of people who changed their appearance, including perceived gender, and other parts of the body. The registry may contain photos of the person before and after operation, description of body modifications and even reasons for them. The surgeons who conceal the fact of operations will have to pay a fine of 300,000 rubles (~ 8,300 USD), and in case their patient commits a crime, they may go to jail for five years. The bill will be introduced into the State Duma in May.