×
You seem to have had an issue loading this page or you have javascript disabled, which may cause problems while using Change.org. To avoid any further inconvenience, please enable javascript in your browser and refresh this page.
  • Petitioning World Health Organization

This petition will be delivered to:

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/

Recent signatures

    News

    1. Reached 25,000 signatures

    Supporters

    Reasons for signing

    • Lauren Avancena SILVER SPRING, MD
      • 2 days ago

      The W.H.O. is usually wrong about their mental statements.

      REPORT THIS COMMENT:
    • Turbo Nigger MADISON, WI
      • 4 days ago

      To be fair to the WHO, though, cutting up/mutilating your body to feel better IS a mental illness. Cutters are ill, right? People addicted to plastic surgery are ill. It's a bit hypocritical, is it not? But have a free signature, anyway.

      REPORT THIS COMMENT:
    • Heather Kaplan WELLINGTON, FL
      • 5 days ago

      Any mental illness related to LGBT status is due to discrimination. People don't wake up gay/bi/trans one day any more than they wake up straight.

      REPORT THIS COMMENT:
    • BJ Kirkland AUSTIN, TX
      • 7 days ago

      Because my wife is a transwoman.

      REPORT THIS COMMENT:
    • Pablo / Rocio Liceaga SPRING VALLEY, CA
      • 28 days ago

      I am 63 years old and took me a life to realize that I have the right to a happy life instead of make in errors geting kids and mariages into the drain. I use to be very athletic by hiking, parachuting, skating and more. never had a sickness, never touche a drug. used to run and so on. at this time the only sickness is to accomplish what I supposed to do 50 years ago. I obey my father about god wishes or laws or whatever the rule was that ruing my life and the other for I did what I should never do, get married and had kids. which they did not were happy at all. now that I'm old and can't get a job and alone, all that people that put me into the wrong path, they are not willing to help mi at all. they can not give me happiness, or even a hope for my future. so nither helth programs to make me more woman.

      REPORT THIS COMMENT:

    Develop your own tools to win.

    Use the Change.org API to develop your own organizing tools. Find out how to get started.