Support Transgender Network Switzerland in fighting for the legal recognition of non binary people. For two years we have been leading a crucial case, which is now before the Federal Supreme Court: A gender marker that was “deleted” in Germany is to be recognized under Swiss law. Accompanying this, we want to increase non binary visibility in the media and awareness among politicians. Help us to cover the costs for lawyers, courts, and our work!
Founded in 2010, Transgender Network Switzerland (TGNS) represents the interests of trans people at the national level. Trans includes all people who do not identify with the gender they were assigned at birth.
Beyond its political work, the association’s mission is to be a network for trans people in Switzerland and local trans organizations, as well as to inform and sensitize both the media and the general public on all issues related to trans identity.
In addition, TGNS accompanies and supports trans people and their relatives on their individual journeys. TGNS is mainly active in Switzerland, but also seeks to maintain strong international connections.
I am non-binary myself. Therefore, I know from my own experience how much we still have to do until non-binary people achieve more recognition in society. Many structures still don’t consider us at all—the law included. But we are people. We deserve respect, acceptance and equal rights just like everyone else. Unfortunately these are things we have to fight for. And this fight also necessitates financial means.
“All people are equal before the law,” the Federal Constitution states. “Then us non-binary people must be granted the same right to recognition by the state,” I reply. I want to eliminate the injustice that Switzerland is doing to us non-binary people today, and in doing so, I also want to finally get rid of my own gender marker, which has always been a nuisance.
Having identity documents that correspond to one’s gender identity helps to reduce certain forms of discrimination. It is therefore important for Switzerland to recognize this and to adapts its law to include non-binary people.