Help Jenna Talackova Stop the World Health Org from Classifying Trans People as Mentally Ill
Canadian beauty queen, lightning rod and LGBT activist Jenna Talackova wants YOU to add your signature to her letter urging the World Health Organization to QUIT IT ALREADY WITH CLASSIFYING TRANS PEOPLE AS MENTALLY ILL!
But the World Health Organization (WHO) insists that I, and millions of other trans people are sick. The WHO actually considers transsexualism to be a mental disorder.
Since facing and overcoming discrimination for being a transgender woman back in March – when I was kicked out of and then re-admitted to the Miss Universe Pageant – I’ve been working to fight the stigma and discrimination facing people like me.
Join me in signing this petition and ask the World Health Organization to stop considering transsexual people mentally ill.
This also doesn’t mean trans people shouldn’t be included in the health system and provided with treatments, however, this has nothing to do with us being classified as mentally ill.
The WHO is definitely willing to reconsider their choices, and they’re actually in the process of revising the list right now. If we all speak up I’m sure we can make a difference.
Please take six seconds and add your signature to the petition. Our trans brothers and sisters are very much still fighting for much of the cultural acceptance that the L, G and B have already achieved. None of us are safe until all of us are safe, y’all.