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IDAHOT Chair, Venezuelan Trans activist Tamara Adrian marks Transgender Day of Visibility

“It is a duty of the IDAHOT Committee to honor and support the International Day for Trans Visibility. The Trans community is, within LGBTI circles, without any doubt the one that is most vulnerable and susceptible to stigma and discrimination. Poverty, violence, exclusion and marginalization arising from such stigma and discrimination are inadmissible consequences under international human rights law.

This is why every country is obliged to take measures for the recognition of the legal identity of Trans people, to assure adequate access to healthcare addressing their specific needs; to avoid excluding individuals from the basic rights to study, work, personal security, housing, consumption; to overcome the consequences derived from a long term exclusion and marginalization of this population; and to prevent and punish hate crimes.

We salute the advancements made by many countries in order to achieve these goals, and at the same time we accuse those countries in which no signs of improvement are recognizable. This lack of action is an inadmissible omission and must be denounced and brought to light. We support Trans communities, in their different forms of expression and identities, in this fight for visibility.”

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