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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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    • David Kinnaird STIRLING, UNITED KINGDOM
      • 1 day ago

      Because it is self evidently true

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    • mitchell taylor BURLINGTON, CANADA
      • 6 days ago

      Transgender people are not sick.

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    • Frost Leis LA CROSSE, WI
      • 6 days ago

      I support trans people.

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    • Clare Stanton ALNWICK, UNITED KINGDOM
      • 12 days ago

      All people are equal and all people are individual. While researching for a law essay on transgender persons and the discrimination they face, I was shocked and sickened at the level of discrimination and ignorance present in 2014. I support equality for everyone.

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    • Aiden Willows HIBBING, MN
      • 13 days ago

      i am a transgender individual and there is nothing wrong with us mentally. we are amazing people if people just got to know the complexity of our lives.

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