Daniela & Tania

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© Rogelio Pereda
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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.

7 responses

  • Elyseo

    Elyseo gave props (14 Apr 2014):

    beautiful series of shot!!

  • Susan Littlefield

    Susan Littlefield gave props (14 Apr 2014):

    A wonderful portrait and a beautiful narrative.

  • Shelly

    Shelly (Deleted) gave props (15 Apr 2014):

    Very touching shot.

  • kil roy metters

    kil roy metters gave props (16 Apr 2014):

    its gratifying to see that people are coming out and fighting for thier rights all over the world

  • Lynn E. Harvey

    Lynn E. Harvey gave props (22 Apr 2014):

    Congratulations..had not seen this and it is an exceptional story and images!

  • Mia Johnson

    Mia Johnson gave props (22 Apr 2014):

    Nice work for equality

  • John Linton

    John Linton gave props (24 Apr 2014):

    Rockin' the Edges of JPG's Theme Park!

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