Yearly Archives: 2017

A Short Guide to the Amendment of the Sex Status Act 2003

A Short Guide to the Amendment of the Sex Status Act 2003  Who may apply for the amendment of gender in their ID books? “.. any person whose sexual characteristics* have been altered by surgical or medical treatment resulting in gender reassignment* may apply to the DG of NDHA for the alteration of the sex description on his or her birth certificate.” (Section 2 paragraph 1) Definitions in the act: (section 1) *Gender reassignment:  means a process which is undertaken for the purpose of reassigning a person’s sex by changing physiological or other sexual characteristics, and includes any part of such a...

How to Come to Terms with Being Trans* As a Teen

How to Come to Terms with Being Trans* As a Teen Being transgender is beautiful, but it can be hard. Learning as much as you can about what other trans* people are up to can help you figure out what is going on in your own life. Steps Accept it. Based on experience, you have probably known about your gender identity since you were young: female, male, or maybe not within the gender binary at all. You know what your gender identity is...

How to Respect a Trans Person

How to Respect a Trans* Person If you have recently learned of a person who is trans* in your life, you might not understand this part of their identity and you may be unsure of how to act around them without offending or hurting their feelings. The term “trans* person” in this article means a person who does not identify with their birth-assigned sex and/or their birth-assigned gender. There are trans* people all over the world and in a wide variety...

How to Come out As Trans

How to Come out As Trans* Coming out as trans* is different for everyone. However, some tried and true methods have been used with some amount of success by many people coming out. Steps Look at your audience. For some people, it may not make sense to come out. For instance, a person under the age of 18 may have a harder time with this process due to being a minor and still being dependent on a family member, so it may be...