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Trans people aren't sick!

    1. Petition by

      Jenna Talackova

      Vancouver, Canada

I'm not sick. In fact I’m great! I'm a women that had to undergo transgender medical procedures to become who I really am on in the inside.

But the World Health Organization (WHO) insists that I, and millions of other trans people are sick. The WHO actually considers transsexualism to be a mental disorder.

Since facing and overcoming discrimination for being a transgender woman back in March - when I was kicked out of and then re-admitted to the Miss Universe Pageant - I've been working to fight the stigma and discrimination facing people like me.

Join me in signing this petition and ask the World Health Organization to stop considering transsexual people mentally ill.

This also doesn't mean trans people shouldn't be included in the health system and provided with treatments, however, this has nothing to do with us being classified as mentally ill.

The WHO is definitely willing to reconsider their choices, and they're actually in the process of revising the list right now.  If we all speak up I'm sure we can make a difference.

 

Thanks!
Jenna

https://www.facebook.com/J.Talackova

http://jennatalackova.ca/

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    • Diana Phoenix PALO ALTO, CA
      • 1 day ago

      I support all those who are oppressed, whatever the "reason."

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    • Ron Heath MISSISSAUGA, CANADA
      • 4 days ago

      God has made everyone in his own image. We are all the people of the World and have a right equal to all others. This is called humanity. Serve the people's rights that all have diversities and all are accepted as they are. We all are from the heart and should be treated with Love rather than hate. Love shall conquer the World. Love they Neighbor

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    • Naomi Bonfield HAYWARD, CA
      • 6 days ago

      I'm a straight supporter of the LGBT community.

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    • Alex Archerion EDMONTON, CANADA
      • 6 days ago

      Transsexualism is as much a mental disorder as a tree is a brick. Our identities are as valid as a cisgender person.

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    • William Tripp ROCKLAND, CANADA
      • 10 days ago

      Democratic solutions must prevail

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