Is Kenya About to Recognise a Third Gender?

The government body that was set up to study the matter of people born with a combination of male and female biological characteristics has recommended stopping the practice of "corrective surgery" and the introduction of a third gender marker - I for Intersex - on official identity documents. The taskforce wants to include the new gender identity in the forms that will be used to carry out the national census set for August 2019.

  • Kenya:   A Third Gender for the Country?

    Deutsche Welle, 17 April 2019

    Imagine you have male and female sexual organs and have to go to desperate lengths to keep this secret at your all-girls boarding school. Intersex Kenyans hope an end to the… Read more »

Demonstrators march through Nairobi streets to present a petition to parliament on October 26, 2016.


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