Tag: transgender

International Transgender Day of Remembrance: the violence continues

November 20th marks the Transgender Day of Remembrance, commemorating transgender persons killed due to transphobia and hatred. This Rememberance Day was started by activist Gwendolyn Ann Smith in 1999 in memory of Rita Hester, a trans woman who was brutally murdered in Boston a year prior, but also for all other persons killed due to … Continued

SOC training for urologists and gynecologists: adequate support for trans persons in the process of transition

Sarajevo Open Centre is organizing a training session on November 30th for urologists and gynecologists on the topic “Medical aspects of gender reassignment: providing adequate, trans-specific and inclusive services and support for trans persons in the process of transition.” With this training session, we wish to open discussion and find support for further efforts toward … Continued

N1 Sarajevo: Born as a girl, today he is a man – Life story of Liam Isić

Liam Isić was born as a girl. He was born in a body of the opposite sex, and in the Večernji Studio he has told us his story, the story about confronting himself, his family, and his surroundings. He talked about the process of transition – which is still in progress. He is one of the few who came out with such an intimate, private story to the public.

Tuzla Canton’s Ministry of Internal Affairs denied processing a name change application to a transgender person

In August 2017, Ministry of Internal Affairs in Canton Tuzla refused to process an appeal, filed by a transgender person, to change a personal name that is not in accordance with a sex marker in identification documents. Since the name is not in accordance with a sex marker in personal documents, authorized ministry officials argue that a person is not allowed to change their name in order to adjust it to gender identity until the person undergoes sex reassignment surgery.

Trans and Bosnian-Herzegovinian

For the first time in history of Bosnia and Herzegovina, transgender rights were discussed in the Parliament of Bosnia and Herzegovina on May 17th, 2017. I talked, from personal experience, about problems that transgender persons are faced with due to chaotic law regulations that fail to provide rights and freedoms anticipated in Convention on protection of human rights and fundamental freedoms, which is being directly applied in Bosnia and Herzegovina and whose acts have priority over all other laws.