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  • Petitioning World Health Organization

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World Health Organization

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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      • 4 days ago

      Porque convivo y soy una persona trans

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    • Amanda Mooney VANCOUVER, CANADA
      • 10 days ago

      Because everyone has the right to be who they truly are.

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    • Paul Springate LANGLEY, CANADA
      • 10 days ago

      It just is.

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    • Charlie Peavey PLYMOUTH, MN
      • 13 days ago

      Because why does it matter what parts you have?

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    • Angelica Allen IRVING, TX
      • 16 days ago

      Transsexualism isn'ta disease. It's just how some people are born, and there's nothing wrong with it. What if someone said you were diseased because of who you are?

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