Home World [영상] First issuance of ‘Gender X’ passports in the US… LGBTQ welcome

[영상] First issuance of ‘Gender X’ passports in the US… LGBTQ welcome

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(Seoul = Yonhap News) The U.S. Department of State issued the first passport with an ‘X’ for gender, not male or female.

The first passport recipient of gender ‘X’ has not been officially identified, but it is known as 63-year-old Dana Jim, a former U.S. Navy veteran.

Jim, who was born as a man, underwent several surgeries, but without success, Reuters reported on the 27th (local time).

He wrote ‘intersex’ and asked the government to allow him to write his gender as ‘X’ on his passport, but was denied, and has been suing with the US State Department since 2015.

This action recognizes the rights of those who were denied passports because they did not define themselves as male or female, and paved the way for securing official identification.

GLAAD, a U.S. non-governmental organization that works to monitor and promote the image of lesbian, gay, bisexual, and transgender people, is “intersex, non-binary, They welcomed the move, saying they need identification that accurately reflects who they are.

Let’s watch the interview video of Dana Jim, who received the ‘X’ passport for the first time.

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