African transgender and intersex activists join “Stop Trans Pathologisation 2012 Campaign”.

Stop Trans Pathologization-2012 Campaign is a campaign advocating for the depathologization of the trans identities (transexual and transgender).

The main aims of the campaign are the removal of gender identity disorders from the diagnosis manuals (the DSM from the American Psychiatric Association, whose newly revised version is due in 2013, and the ICD from the World Health Organization, due in 2014), and the action to ensure the health rights of trans people. To facilitate public coverage of trans-relevant health care, STP 2012 proposes the inclusion of a non-pathologizing mention in the ICD-11.

via @danwigb