Make NSW Birth Certificates fair for Trans, Non Binary Folk

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In NSW Trans and Gender Diverse folk are required to have surgery in order to change the gender marker on their birth certificate. Gender Diverse and Non Binary folk are restricted to a binary Male or Female marker on their birth certificate. The situation as it stands creates an unsafe and potentially dangerous situation for non op Trans and Gender Diverse folk born in NSW as they are forced to out themselves as trans on any occasion they have to produce this primary identification document.

This situation is not only unacceptable but can lead to violence and abuse of trans people. A persons trans status should always be their choice to disclose no one should be forced to provide this information to strangers and place themselves in situations of potential harm.

This situation is not only unacceptable it leaves trans people with mismatched identification documents and places them at risk of not being believed to be who they are due to this mismatch. No one should be forced to carry inaccurate identification documents. 

We call on the Premier of NSW to act to introduce legislation similar to other states including Tas, SA, NT, ACT and WA to remove this unacceptable situation and make birth certificates fair for TGD folk in NSW