Silueta X

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Silueta X, Association, is a grassroots organization, created on May 12, 2008, and legally established on May 5, 2010 by Presidential Decree MIES # 9989 of Ecuador. Is a nonprofit association whose mission is to fight for LGBT rights in Ecuador (people Transgender, Intersex, Lesbian, Gay and Bisexual), taking as its target population of transgender and transsexual female, male and intersex.

Meaning Silueta X[edit]

The word Silhouette X in Spanish “Silueta X”, is the invention of Diane Marie Rodriguez Zambrano. She from his vision gave the following meanings: “Construction of Sexuality from the Bio-Psychic own experience.” She disarms fundamentalist patriarchy: Man + XY = Silhouette Male and Woman + XX = Silhouette female, in contrast to his angry approach: Biology + Psyche + Sex experiences = Silhouette X (Silueta X). A chromosome, defined genderless.

Achievements[edit]

March 2014 - Ordenaince Municipality of Cuenca – Presentation - Advocacy[1]

February 2014 Art Spaces - We conducted the First Photographic Exhibition on LGBTI rights in one of the most conservative places of Ecuador[2]

December 2013 1st meeting with President Rafael Correa, in which different arrangements were achieved such as investigating 20 murders of LGBTI people in Ecuador.[3]

December 2013 Justice - They conducted the study, "Report of the Access to Justice and TILGB Rights from 2010 to 2013 in Ecuador", where we reveal the lack of justice for sexual diversity. Our next step is a Legal Clinic.[4][5]

May 2013 They have implemented the campaign time equality for Ecuador free of discrimination. They present several topics including the lack of access to employment for the transgender population www.tiempodeigualdad.com our next step is to find a business model free homo-transphobia[6]

May 2013 Health - They currently have the first medical center TILGB with emphasis on attention to trans and intersex people (for their physiological characteristics)[7]

May 2012 1st Research on the Impact of HIV and Discrimination in the transgender population in 2012[8]

July 2011 A public apology RTS media for revealing that a transsexual participating in a reality show was transsexual. The channel apologized publicly through the legal process that followed Silueta X[9]

February 2009 Legal precedent for renaming male to female or vice versa, through a legal complaint against the Registry of Ecuador[10]

Summary LGBTI Rights in Ecuador[edit]

Same-sex sexual activity legal Yes (since 1997)
Equal age of consent Yes (since 1997)
Anti-discrimination laws in employment only Yes (since 1997)
Anti-discrimination laws in the provision of goods and services Yes (since 1997)
Anti-discrimination laws in all other areas (incl. indirect discrimination, hate speech) Yes (since 1997)
Same-sex marriages No
Fundamental right to Gender Identity Yes (since 2008)
Fundamental right to sexual orientation Yes (since 2008)
Recognition of same-sex couples Yes (since 2009)
Step-child adoption by same-sex couples No
Joint adoption by same-sex couples No
Gays and lesbians allowed to serve openly in the military Yes
Right to change legal gender (legal precedent) Yes (since 2009)
Access to IVF for lesbians No
Commercial surrogacy for gay male couples No

See also[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ Ecuador, Ordenaince Municipality of Cuenca present for Silueta X - In Spanish Diario el Comercio. Retrieved May 06, 2014
  2. ^ Ecuador, Photographic exhibition of Silueta X on LGBTI Rights- In Spanish Diario el Universo. Retrieved May 06, 2014
  3. ^ 1st meeting with President Rafael Correa LGBTI Rights- In Spanish Diario el Universo. Retrieved May 06, 2014
  4. ^ 18 cases selected LGBTI - In Spanish Study Psyco-Social. Retrieved May 06, 2014
  5. ^ Universe 159 cases LGBTI - In Spanish Study Psyco-Social. Retrieved May 06, 2014
  6. ^ El Universo - In Spanish the campaign time equality for Ecuador free of discrimination. Retrieved May 06, 2014
  7. ^ Video - In Spanish the first medical center TILGB with emphasis on attention to trans and intersex people. Retrieved May 06, 2014
  8. ^ El Telegrafo - In Spanish The Trans World in a test. Retrieved May 06, 2014
  9. ^ Video of Discrimination - In Spanish Maite Trejos Transsexual is exponse. Retrieved May 06, 2014
  10. ^ Alliance Transgender sets legal precedent. Retrieved May 06, 2014

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