17M, International Day Against LGBTIphobia

17M, International Day Against LGBTIphobia 17M, International Day Against LGBTIphobia

The Trans Law is the most significant advance of the year and places Spain in fourth position in the ILGA Europe ranking

El 17M Is celebrated the International day of the fight against LGBTIphobia since in 1990, the World Health Organization (WHO) removed homosexuality from the International Classification of Diseases (CIE). This fact meant the depathologizing of a sexual orientation that for centuries has been persecuted and condemned by the political, social and medical spheres.

Thirty two years later, the 17M and the International Day Against LGTBIphobia. Still, the WHO did not delete the transsexuality from the ICD to the 2018, and until this 2023, the state law of gender self-determination in Spain.

In 2023, Spain has climbed positions in the ranking LGTBIQ + produced annually by the organization for human rights and LGBTI ILGA Europe. This is a report that analyzes the legal and political situation of people LGBTI en 49 European countries.

Trans Law

Spain rises from number ten to number four, prompted on this occasion by the entry into force of the trans law that recognizes the gender self-determination. But also due to other advances included in this regulation, such as the prohibition of aversion therapies and genital mutilation of intersex minors. In 2011 it was ranked second in this annual index Rainbow Europe.

The call Law for the real and effective equality of trans people and for the guarantee of the rights of LGTBI people establishes that between the ages of 12 and 14, legal sex change may be possible with judicial endorsement; between 14 and 16, with the consent of the parents, and from that age, without conditions.

17M, International Day Against LGBTIphobia


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