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Australians applying for a passport no longer have to choose between Male and Female in the gender category. Fox Business explains the change.
“Intersex people only need a doctor's letter to get a passport and what they consider to be their true gender. The government says this will help more people to travel freely and without fear of discrimination.”
Those not wanting to select Male or Female -- can now choose “Indeterminate.” TIME magazine points out the significance of this move.
“While it's true that the change will only affect a small number of Aussies … the newest option is expected to make a big difference in the traveling lives of those who will mark X. Especially those whose old passports indicated a gender that didn't match their appearances, which would inevitably lead to questioning and even, sometimes, detainment.”
But the popular LGBT online magazine Queerty does not appreciate the offer. Not entirely, anyway.
“While the change was instituted to prevent discrimination against transgender and intersex passport holders, being called ‘indeterminate’ sounds pretty patronizing, to say the least. Baby steps, we guess.”
Previously - Australians were not able to make changes to their gender on the document unless they had sex reassignment surgery. According to the AP - the landmark decision is about to affect 4 percent of Australians.
An anchor on KDVR says -- this is great for Australia -- but what about the U.S.?
MAN: “We’re all on our own journey and it’s a hard struggle for transgendered Americans. So why not be able to have their own box. What do you think?”
WOMAN: “What would they check? Really. What do you check?”
MAN: “You check the third box and away you go.”
WOMAN: “I know, but if you’re here in America or somewhere else you have to choose.”
Man: "That's a tough issue."
But The Wall Street Journal points out Australia still faces a complicated sex issue.
“The measure is a symbolic victory for equality campaigners in Australia, a nation with something of a mixed record. Sydney and other big cities have vibrant gay cultures, and a number of prominent politicians, including Finance Minister Penny Wong and Greens party leader Bob Brown, are openly gay, but same-sex marriage remains a vexing political issue.”
Equality activists are now asking the government to consider allowing people to change their birth certificates as well.
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Celina Jaitley's love and support for gay rights has been going over board now. Recently she organized a fashion show for eunuchs and judged the show. The show was organized to draw attention to the plight of the third gender community.
xxy the movie - thoughts from an xxy!
and also a public statement that i am continuously harrassed by at least 2 fellow xxyers!
the film xxy by lucia puenzo/a(cant remember)
shows another type of xxy person than i am
i am not an hermaphrodite
yet i am intersex
good luck to any xxy
that experiences threats for just being your unique self
the film is very very touching!
and brings up very good points of homophobia and societies lack of eagerness to fully comprehend the evokutionary processes (hu)man as a species must come to terms with!
we are most certainly a third gender and there must be at least 5 genders/sexes out there in our world
the alarm bells are ringing
we need more proud xxy voices to be vocal on our issues in our time of informing the masses
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Produced by : Sri Venkateswara group of Institutions, Ettimadai, Coimbatore
Directed by. T.R.Vijay Anand
Music: Al Rufian
Vocals: Vijay Yesudas, Srimathumitha, Georgina & Dr. Ani
Edited by Prakash
Colorist: Rajesh, Prasad EFX, Chennai
Associates: RMS.Ramnathan & Sukumaran Sundar
Photography: Sukumaran Sundar
Asst cinematography: Karthikeyan Sundaram
Asst Editor: Vinothsridhar
Asst Directors: Karthik Manikandan & Mohan Pradeep
Note : Every montage/footage used in this video is the sole property of Sri Venkateswara Group of Institutions, Ettimadai, Coimbatore. Each and every frame has been shot personally by the team. Not even a single shot is taken from the internet. .
Sri Venkateswara Group of Institutions, a renowned institute for MBA & MCA in Coimbatore humbly dedicates to the nation a beautifully crafted English video song, fondly called SIMPLY INDIA, encouraging the myriad Indian youth's tireless pursuits of success.
Joining hands with Sri Venkateswara Group of Institutions , Director TR Vijay Anand of S16 Flicks who has already delivered three video albums has come to the fore to deliver this phenomenal rendering.
The outcome of such a meritorious teamwork can only be simply gratifying. The embellishments on the team are as follows: the music acquires form in the hands of Al Rufian, the music director while his work springs to life with the daintily designed verses of Zhaa. The song springing to life, gains vivacity through the voices of popular playback singers Vijay Yesudas, Srimathumitha, Georgina & Dr.Ani. P.G. Shegy has done the cinematography while Prakash.S with his magic hands aptly assisted by Vinothsridhar tethered the video. Prasath.S, the designer do need special mention here. Sukumaran Sundar the zestful shutterbug worked as the Associate Cinematographer and Photographer in this project.
The key attraction of this album is that they have been personally shot over 28 locations across the country while capturing the varied culture, arts and sport forms ( Kathakali & Rekla race, for a sample) in its original flavour. The inclusion of the third gender as a part of this awe inspiring video while giving them rightful recognition, to which the society needs to rise up to, needs a special mention.
Although it is not apparent, one can find all elements of national pride, such as the peacock, tiger, banyan tree, hockey and the like, subtly weaved into the soul of this video.
'Think of the unthinkable' is what we can infer from this album. Efforts have been taken towards incorporating the sentiments of Indians living in foreign soil. Shots from various parts of the globe such as Dubai, Singapore, Georgia, United States, New Zealand, Germany, Australia United Kingdom etc form part of this video, giving it the wholesomeness.
Out of the 83 days which is the project's gestation period, 50 days were devoted to shooting at various locations, starting on Diwali 2012.
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Kathoey or katoey (Thai: กะเทย; RTGS: Kathoei [kàtʰɤːj]) is a Thai term that refers to either a transgender woman or an effeminate gay male in Thailand. While a significant number of Thais perceive kathoeys as belonging to a third gender, including many kathoeys themselves, others see them as either a kind of man or a kind of woman. Related phrases include sao (or phuying) praphet song (Thai: สาวประเภทสอง,"a second kind of woman") and phet thi sam (Thai: เพศที่สาม, "third gender"). The word kathoey is of Khmer origin. It is most often rendered as ladyboy or lady boy in English conversation with Thais and this latter expression has become popular across South East Asia.
From Wikipedia http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Kathoey
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