While Fleur Rose is asking people to sign a global petition that is urging World Health Organization to stop treating transpeople as mentally ill, Dindi Tan is getting ready for a “convergence for fun” in Manila Saturday to strengthen transgender health.
Led by the Association of Transgenders in the Philippines, GANDA Filipinas, TransMan Pilipinas and Transpinay of Antipolo, Philippines organizations campaigning for equal rights for transpeople are taking part in Stop Trans Pathologization’s (STP) international campaign seeking to pressure the American Psychiatric Association and World Health Organization amend their manuals.
In October 2012, 50 cities worldwide saw the marches take place. On 10 October this year, STP is hoping for greater participation especially with the deadlines drawing closer.
The main goals of the campaign are to have the “Gender Dysphoria” / “Gender Identity Disorders” categories removed from the diagnosis manuals of the American Psychiatric Association and the World Health Organization, as well as focus on trans health rights.