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"No Government Should Be Able To Decide This": Animated Short On Gender Recognition

"It's impossible to condense the complex notion of identity into a single, unchangeable M or F." The film was released today along with a global guide to transgender recognition laws.

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"Too many countries force trans people to jump through demoralizing, unnecessary, or even impossible hoops to legally change their gender," states program officer David Scarnell.

"It's impossible to condense the complex notion of identity into a single, unchangeable M or F."

In conjunction with the short, a global guide on gender recognition laws was also released today.

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License to Be Yourself documents the best and worst laws, policies and court decisions around the world. The report features case studies from Argentina, Australia, Hong Kong, Kenya, Ukraine, and the United States

Watch the entire short here:

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Sarah Karlan is the Deputy LGBT Editor for BuzzFeed News and is based in New York.

Contact Sarah Karlan at sarah.karlan@buzzfeed.com.

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