"Earlier this week, Denmark moved beyond this inhumane legal logic when its new gender recognition law came into effect. Under the new policy, trans people in the country are now only required to fill out some paperwork in order to receive a new social security number and accompanying personal documentation for their gender. Medical intervention, including surgery, psychological diagnosis, and official statements, are no longer necessary prerequisites—in Denmark, gender identification is now based solely on self-determination…"
"the minimum age requirement is 18, and there is a six-month waiting period after which time applicants must confirm their request for new documents. "
- I personally see the age requirement and six month waiting period to be detrimental to the transgender community. This new law completely ignores youth and now forces adults to wait even longer to gain new legal documents. Leaving out the need for medical intervention is helpful, but creating other barriers still makes it difficult for folks.
It’s one of those things that most people take for granted, unless perhaps they have body image issues, were traumatized/bullied as a kid or identify as transgender. It’s one of those things that is part of our daily lives when we are kids and depending on our lifestyle, also as adults.
So what is the big, “it?”
Some people may feel slightly uncomfortable when entering locker…