Transsexual-demonstration.
TRANSSEXUAL DEMONSTRATE IN PARIS FOR THEIR RIGHTS


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Paris, 1st October 2005 (AFP) - Hundreds of people demonstrated on satursday in Paris to protest against discriminations against transsexuals and claim a better medical taking on, one of the organizers said to AFP.

Between 800 and a a thouthand people marched between “Hotel de Ville” (Main Town Hall) to “Place de la République” (Republic Square), according to Sophie Lichten, spokeswoman of the association ExisTrans’.

«We claim a census of trans’ people in France. We don’t know how much we are and the AP (Assistance Publique - French Public Assistance) doesn’t recognize us», she explained by phone.

The organizations think there are 60.000 trans’ in France.

The transsexuals also claim a medical recognition throughout the path of those who decide to have sex change. Moreover, they worry about the lack of any statistic on contamination by AIDS: «We have no counting of trans’ with AIDS condition; there is no study on hormone treatment matching with tri-therapies», Ms Lichten added.

To finish, they wish the legal proceeding which allow them to change their identity on civil status register will be simplified, she explained.

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AFP

Translated into english, spanish and italian by Marlène Riwkeh Mèges (marimeg AT wanadoo.fr), member of Sans Contrefaçon (Marseilles) and of the Groupe Activiste Trans’ - GAT (Paris) for Mrs Sophie Lichten (sophie.licht AT noos.fr), spokeswoman of ExisTrans’.

Mis en ligne le 08/10/2005.


         

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