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Identity / Documents of Identity

identityOne of the most fundamental aspects of forming one's true gender identity is to record your new, true identity on the documents that our society issues to allow us to access services, open financial accounts, pay taxes become licensed to own things and do things and to prove our identity to others.

While it is often unnecessary to record one's sex on such documents of identity, it has however become commonplace to do so, and this has added an often troublesome burdon upon the shoulders of transitioning transgender person, and others seeking to record their true gender identity as it is not only a time-consuming exercise, but can also invite occasional unwanted prejudicial reactions from those we are forced to deal with, which, in turn taxes our emotional energy.

At present, this section of the Gender Centre's website contains articles dealing deal with the often convoluted and stressful process of recording one's true identity on our identity documents, but in time will also include other resources such as 'how-to' guides, links to other related service websites and more. The articles below are just a few of the articles currently on the Identity / Documents of Identity page of this website.

GIVING SOMEONE ELSE THE RIGHT TO DEAL WITH YOUR CARE, PROPERTY OR FINANCES

Article appeared in Polare 84, July 2010

Roslyn Mayne, Principle Solicitor at the Inner City Legal Centre presents a very thorough guide for transgender people that explains all we need to know about making a will, appointing enduring guardians and powers of attorney ...

THE BRITS MANAGE TO STUFF UP THE START OF A GOOD IDEA

Article appeared in Polare 85, October 2010

It seems that the promise offered by the British Gender Recognition Bill has faded with the tampering of the regulations that accompanied the Act and lead to the enactment of transphobic regulations under Equality Act ... 

 
 
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