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Christie Elan-Cane
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NON-GENDERED - Fighting for legal and social recognition outside the gendered societal structure

My campaign NON-GENDERED - Fighting for Legal Recognition works upon a principle of legitimate identity as a fundamental human right.

For more than 25 years I have fought to achieve legitimate identity that most people can take for granted.

I campaign for non-gendered peoples' fundamental right to co-exist within gendered society.

I campaign for the full legal and social recognition of non-gendered identity, increased visibility and the provision for non-gendered co-existence that includes a requirement that all forms should include an option to indicate ''Neither'' where 'gender' is a mandatory field.

I led NON-GENDERED IDENTITY into the political arena through my earlier campaign work. I've pushed extensively for non-gendered inclusion in all public policy areas since I approached my former MP in 2005.

'X' Passports became a focal point of the NON-GENDERED campaign because their issuance would significantly highlight the marginalized situation of an invisible and shamefully neglected section of society.

My campaign was behind a series of parliamentary EDMs tabled by MPs over five consecutive sessions that call on the UK Government for 'X' Passports for people who define as neither 'M' nor 'F'. EDM 660 was signed by 100 MPs in 2015-16 Session. The current EDM 175 aims for 100+ signatures in time for a full parliamentary debate on Government policy on 'X' Passports to be called.

I gave evidence before the Women and Equalities Select Committee as part of trans equality inquiry in 2015.

The campaign has achieved notable successes through engagement: Transport for London [TfL] and the Barbican Centre move to gender neutral public announcements; RBS Group removes gender from its online banking registration form.

Most of my campaign activities are documented in Journal entries.

My campaign is supported by distinguished law firms Clifford Chance and K&L Gates.

I am an experienced public speaker on the issues I raise. Please email c.elan-cane@speakers.co.uk or contact me directly through this site with your name, email address and details of your event.

Twitter @ChristieElanCan

Huffington Post UK Blogs: http://www.huffingtonpost.co.uk/christie-elancane/
The Fallacy of the Myth of Gender (presentation, Gendys2K, University of Manchester, 2000)

Legitimate identity is a fundamental human right

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