December 9, 2008
Intersex could be a legal gender in Australia
The Australian government’s Human Rights and Equal Opportunities Commission is pushing for ‘intersex’ to become a legally recognised gender.
The commission has distributed a discussion paper entitled ‘Sex Files – The legal recognition of sex: Proposed reform’ to transgender advocates, reports the Sydney Daily Telegraph.
According to the proposals, “Persons who cannot or do not identify as either male or female would be able to choose to be identified on their birth certificate and passport as intersex.”
In addition, “A person who cannot or chooses not to undergo surgery would not be automatically ineligible to request a change in their legal sex.”
The group Sex and Gender Education Australia believes that in addition to ‘intersex’ there should be a fourth legal term – “other” – for people who do not fit into male, female or intersex.
ASL Gotye “Somebody I Used to Know” (HiDef)
This video is an ASL interpretation of Gotye’s “Somebody I Used To Know.” An expression of ASL music composed by a team of Deaf and CODA (Child of Deaf Adult) members, including the crew and cast members.
July 28, 2012