Daniela & Tania
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From the series Beyond Gender.
Daniela and Tania, a lesbian couple of transsexual women (MtFs), are pivotal political activists in the LGBT rights in Mexico City. The couple has become a role model for the Transgender and Transsexual communities. Tania was the first transsexual to change her birth certificate and legal documents in Mexico. On October 10, 2008, the Legislative Assembly of the Federal District passed an important gender identity reform to allow TG and TS people to change their name and gender designation in a new birth certificate to overcome discrimination that this minority suffers in virtually every aspect of social life. This procedure reduced the discrimination she suffers by 80%. However, the National University of Mexico must still modify her academic title because she is unable to work in her profession as a journalist. In terms of their condition as a transsexual lesbian couple, they both affirm that the problem is people who don´t understand that gender identity has nothing to do with the so called sexual preference or that one falls in love with a person, not a gender. Daniela and Tania militate in Dignidad Trans, a civil organization that fights for equality for the trans community in Mexico.
In the Beyond Gender photo essay.
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