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Mar. 17th, 2013

CHRISTIE ELAN-CANE
NON-GENDERED
Fighting for legal and social recognition outside the gendered societal structure


IMPORTANT NOTICE!

David and I are moving – there is much to organise and there may be periods when I have limited access or no access at all to my emails and various internet accounts.

While I’ve always tried to announce relevant news and publicised items of interest to non-gendered – I cannot guarantee the site will be appropriately updated during this period.


In support of ‘X’ passports in the United Kingdom

I am still waiting for information regarding a decision from the government over whether to change current discriminatory policy that forces non-gendered people in the United Kingdom to accept gendered classification on our personal identity documentation.

My online petition was sent to the Identity and Passport Service at the end of January with over 600 signatures. I have decided to keep the petition ‘live’ – we might be very close to successfully persuading the UK government that legitimate identity is a fundamental human right but we are not there yet. If you have not yet signed, then I urge you to sign this petition now –

http://www.gopetition.com/petitions/in-support-of-‘x’-passports-in-the-united-kingdom.html

The petition attracted widespread support despite having no media promotion with the exception of this item in the Pink News
http://www.pinknews.co.uk/2013/01/10/mps-sign-petition-encouraging-government-to-allow-gender-neutral-passports/

The IPS concluded a secretive internal policy review in February and I understand the issue of non gender-specific ‘X’ passports will be subject to ministerial debate, but there has been no government announcement and I have no further information at the moment.

I will update further once I am back online


Legal protection for all trans* and intersex in the UK

And a reminder to all, there are two petitions active at the moment. The amended Equality Act 2010 has done NOTHING to protect the most marginalised sections within society who were already excluded from preceding legislation.

It is still quite legal to discriminate against an individual on the basis that person’s identity is not recognised as legal when that person is invisible within society. It is perfectly legal to discriminate against trans* who are not transsexual, and do not fit society’s stereotypical perception of trans*.

NO ONE should be excluded from protective anti-discrimination legislation and the Act urgently requires further amendment.

If you agree, then sign this petition right now and circulate widely – presentation date currently undecided –

http://www.gopetition.com/petitions/legal-protection-for-all-trans-and-intersex-in-the-uk.html


The Fallacy of the Myth of Gender

For those in need of rationale, I presented this paper at Gendys2K conference at Manchester University in 2000 http://www.gender.org.uk/conf/2000/elancane.htm.

Things have moved on for non-gendered since those very dark days. The governing authorities of various countries are now acknowledging the issue of identity outside the gendered societal structure although many, such as the case in the UK, are proving slow to begin to address the issue. It is my intention to compose an updated paper later this year.


Written Submission to the Public Bill Committee scrutinising The Marriage (Same Sex Couples) Bill

Here is my written submission to the Committee in response to government proposals for another piece of discriminatory legislation – http://www.publications.parliament.uk/pa/cm201213/cmpublic/marriage/memo/m55.htm


The denial of existence is the worst act of discrimination by the gendered majority against the non-gendered

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