A new law allows transgender citizens to decide their own gender—and all it takes is a piece of paper.

Denmark has often led the way when it comes to LGBT issues: It was the first country to legally recognize same-sex civil unions in 1989; and back in 1930, Danish artist Lili Elbe became one of the first people in the world to change genders through reassignment surgery.

“You can legally change your gender just by filling in a form—it’s fantastic.”
Now the country has introduced one of the world’s most progressive laws for transgender people. As of September 1, Danish citizens have been able to self-determine their legal gender—without the need for medical approval of any kind.

Read the full article in Yes!


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