Third Gender A Step Toward Ending Intersex Discrimination

Hailed as a sign of the times by some and the end of Western civilization by others, a German law introducing an "indeterminate" gender option on birth certificates has sparked a wave of media interest. But the change is only a small victory in the fight for intersex recognition.
Von Silvan Agius
Intersex rights activists including Mauro Cabral (pictured) are campaigning to raise awareness of their plight.

Intersex rights activists including Mauro Cabral (pictured) are campaigning to raise awareness of their plight.

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Silvan Agius is the policy director at ILGA Europe -- the European chapter of the International Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, Trans and Intersex Association. The article was co-authored by Morgan Carpenter and Dan Christian Ghattas of OII -- the world's largest network of intersex people.