That's because she refused to receive a diploma with her birth name. At 17 and considered a boy by school officials, she grew her hair long and adopted the name Diana. It's a milestone for an excluded community that is often the victim of violence and discrimination. We are capable, we can study, we can train ourselves, we can communicate to you what is happening in our country,'" Zurco told The Associated Press in an interview. The government estimates Argentina has between 12, and 13, transgender adults out of a population that exceeds 44 million.
Transgender Rights in Argentina: A Story of Progress, Turbulence, and Contradictions
Travesti-transgender population in Argentina: Situation in the face of the Covid pandemic
In a move many deem long-overdue, on Monday, June 18th, the World Health Organization announced that it would officially no longer classify transgender people as mentally ill. The change will officially go into effect on January 1st, In Argentina, the news was received with a mixed reaction. The following year, they won another case in the Supreme Court in which a seventeen-year-old was officially granted the legal right to undergo a gender reassignment surgery and change their legal documents accordingly.
Travesti-transgender population in Argentina: Situation in the face of the Covid-19 pandemic
He constantly reminded her that her decision to identify as a woman would have dire consequences. Sometimes, she says she engaged in sex work. The thought of returning to school crossed her mind, but working at night made it impossible. Most classes for adults were in the evening, when she was at work.
Note: This blog is part of Lustig, N. Travestis , transsexual and transgender people hereinafter trans people are those who do not identify with the gender that was assigned to them at birth. Having a trans identity means ceasing to be considered a subject of rights, as the majority of trans people live outside the margins of State protection mechanisms. In Argentina, almost all trans people live in poverty and destitution.