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Breakthrough on transgender rights in ... Kyrgyzstan | Care2 Causes

Breakthrough on transgender rights in ... Kyrgyzstan | Care2 Causes

Global Fund for Women reports that an LGBT group in Kyrgyzstan have achieved a breakthrough on transgender rights which still eludes many Western nations. Kyrgyzstan is a landlocked and mountainous formerly Soviet state in Central Asia. In the last year, it has suffered major ethnic rioting and a change of government. It hosts the only US military base remaining in Central Asia. Kyrgyzstan has passed new gender marker legislation which does not require a formal document to be issued by a medical institution showing a medical intervention. The new law solves the problem of there being no such process for medical professionals to follow and no relevant government document necessary. The law is the result of years of work by Labrys , a group working for LGBT rights in Kyrgyzstan which has existed since 2004. “Our job was to develop legislation that would allow transgender peo...

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