MEC authorizing use of social name in basic education for transvestites and transsexuals

The standard search spread respect and minimize statistics of violence and bullying in school dropout function, harassment, embarrassment and prejudice.
18/01/2018 15h40 - Updated 18/01/2018 17h36
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Helena Martins – Agency Brazil

Resolution of the Ministry of Education (GUY) approved today (17) authorizes the use of the social name of transvestites and transsexuals in the school records of basic education. The standard search spread respect and minimize statistics of violence and bullying in school dropout function, harassment, embarrassment and prejudice. The share name is the one by which the transvestites, trans women and trans men choose to be called, according to their gender identity.

"That was an old demand of the LGBTI movement [lesbian, gays, bisexual, transvestites, transgender and intersex] what, actually, It is an elementary principle of respect differences, the respect for the person and at the same time a permanent combat the Ministry of Education against prejudice, o bullying, which often occurs in schools across the country. It is an important step for the principle of respect for differences and combating prejudices ", the minister emphasized Mendonça Filho to ratify the text, which was approved by the National Education Council in September last year.

The resolution will also be published in the Official Gazette. With the enactment of the measure, the ministry meets the demand for trans people who want to have their gender identity recognized. In 2015, a resolution of the National Council for Combating Discrimination and Promotion of the Rights of Lesbian, Gays, Transvestites and Transsexuals (CNDC/LGBT) defined parameters for trans people to access and stay in different social spaces, among them the right to use the name in social learning networks.

The reality, However, not in accordance with the recommendation of the board, it has no force of law. President of the National Association of Transvestites and Transsexuals (Second), Keila Simpson says that the exclusion experienced by transgender people in Brazil is also visible in the school environment. "Who else is out of that school space is the trans population, because the school did not prepare to receive us ", criticism.


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