Venezuelan Supreme Court Accepts Landmark Transgender Rights Case

LGBTQ organizations in the country applauded the precedent-setting move.

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The LGBTQ community in Venezuela is celebrating after the country’s Supreme Court accepted a petition submitted by a transgender rights group to allow gender and name changes.

With the ruling published on the first of this month, the top court confirmed its acceptance of the legal request filed by five activists in April from the organisation Divas of Venezuela, which requested the court recognise the right to “the identification and expression of self-perceived gender.”

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