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Everyone in the UK who does not identify as male or female needs to read this and act now!

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Aug. 17th, 2008 | 09:33 pm
posted by: elancane in nongendered






Fighting for legal and social recognition outside the societal gender system


A groundbreaking opportunity exists right now for new legislation to be brought before parliament in the United Kingdom.


The legislation would grant the right of recognition to the invisible and disenfranchised minority of human beings who cannot identify within the societal gender system.


At present, it is not possible to acquire personal identification documentation (passport, driver licence, national insurance number etc.) or access many essential services (car insurance, private healthcare insurance etc.) without stating whether one is male or female.


The gendered social structure fails to recognise the existence or respect the fundamental rights of those who do not identify as male or female and we are forced to accept compulsory categorisation into an inappropriate gendered role in order to function and participate within society. This situation is unacceptable and a breach of the most basic human right to dignity and equal treatment within society.


The proposed legislation will state the necessity for a third option of ‘non gender-specific’ or ‘gender not specified’ in sex/gender fields on all application and registration forms alongside existing gendered options of male and female.


All documentation issued where the third option has been selected will not feature a gendered role either on the item or in corresponding official records.


In order for the proposed legislation to succeed in effecting a change to the law, there needs to be firm evidence of social necessity and this is where I need the help of EVERY person in the UK who does not identify as male or female and would use the non gender categorised option if it were available.


Please send an email to Christie.Elan-Cane@ukgateway.net with the following text -



Your email should include your full name and preferably your full address in the UK (the address is not essential and you should not be put off responding if you’d really rather not disclose your address, but responses with a UK address will carry more weight).


Please do not send any attachment documents with your email.


I will forward all responses to the Office of the Member of Parliament who has agreed to present the case on my behalf.


You could also consider lobbying your local parliamentary representative in the UK and elsewhere, as the failure to recognise the existence and resultant marginalization of those outside the societal gender system is a global human rights issue.


You can read more about me on http://elancane.livejournal.com


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

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